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hydrolyze

or (especially British) hydrolyse

[hahy-druh-lahyz] /ˈhaɪ drəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), hydrolyzed, hydrolyzing.
1.
to subject or be subjected to hydrolysis.
Origin of hydrolyze
1875-1880
1875-80; hydro(lysis) + -lyze
Related forms
hydrolyzable, adjective
hydrolyzation, noun
hydrolyzer, noun
unhydrolyzed, adjective
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  • They are very difficult to hydrolyze, and indigestible by animals.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • These materials are so extremely difficult to hydrolyze that their composition has not yet been definitely determined.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • A large number of such enzymes have been found in plants, many of which hydrolyze only a single glucoside.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
  • Heated with water in the absence of free acid, they hydrolyze even more readily than the salts of aluminium.

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