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[dahy-uh-lahyz] /ˈdaɪ əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), dialyzed, dialyzing.
to subject to dialysis; separate or procure by dialysis.
verb (used without object), dialyzed, dialyzing.
to undergo dialysis.
Origin of dialyze
1860-65; dia- + -lyze
Related forms
dialyzable, adjective
dialyzability, noun
dialyzation, noun
nondialyzing, adjective
undialyzed, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dialyze
  • Make a written agreement with another dialysis facility to dialyze your patients in the event your facility is inoperable.
  • Patients who are expected to continue to dialyze at the present dialysis unit for the duration of the study.
  • Patients who dialyze at home tend to have a lower acuity than patients who dialyze in facilities.
British Dictionary definitions for dialyze


(transitive) to separate by dialysis
Derived Forms
dialysable, (US) dialyzable, adjective
dialysability, (US) dialyzability, noun
dialysation, (US) dialyzation, noun
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dialyze in Medicine

dialyze di·a·lyze (dī'ə-līz')
v. di·a·lyzed, di·a·lyz·ing, di·a·lyz·es
To subject to or undergo dialysis or hemodialysis.

di'a·lyz'a·bil'i·ty n.
di'a·lyz'a·ble adj.
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