de-polymerize

depolymerize

[dee-puh-lim-uh-rahyz, dee-pol-uh-muh-]
verb (used with object), depolymerized, depolymerizing. Chemistry.
to break down (a polymer) into monomers.
Also, especially British, depolymerise.


Origin:
1890–95; de- + polymerize

depolymerization, noun
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depolymerize or depolymerise (diːˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz)
 
vb
to break (a polymer) into constituent monomers or (of a polymer) to decompose in this way
 
depolymerise or depolymerise
 
vb
 
depolymeri'zation or depolymerise
 
n
 
depolymeri'sation or depolymerise
 
n

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