Photo lysing

photolyze

[foht-l-ahyz] Chemistry.
verb (used with object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
1.
to break down molecules with light.
verb (used without object), photolyzed, photolyzing.
2.
to experience photolysis.
Also, especially British, photolyse.


Origin:
1935–40; photo(lysis) + -lyze, on the model of analysis, analyze

photolyzation, noun
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