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dimerize

[dahy-muh-rahyz] /ˈdaɪ məˌraɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), dimerized, dimerizing. Chemistry
1.
to form (a dimer), as in polymerization.
Also, especially British, dimerise.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; back formation from dimerization; see dimer, -ize
Related forms
dimerization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dimerization

dimerize

/ˈdaɪməˌraɪz/
verb
1.
to react or cause to react to form a dimer
Derived Forms
dimerization, dimerisation, noun
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