Polymerise

polymerize

[puh-lim-uh-rahyz, pol-uh-muh-] Chemistry.
verb (used with object), polymerized, polymerizing.
1.
to subject to polymerization.
verb (used without object), polymerized, polymerizing.
2.
to undergo polymerization.
Also, especially British, polymerise.


Origin:
1860–65; polymer + -ize

unpolymerized, adjective
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polymerize or polymerise (ˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz, pəˈlɪmə-, ˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz, pəˈlɪmə-)
 
vb
to react or cause to react to form a polymer
 
polymerise or polymerise
 
vb

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polymerize pol·y·mer·ize (pŏl'ə-mə-rīz', pə-lĭm'ə-)
v. pol·y·mer·ized, pol·y·mer·iz·ing, pol·y·mer·iz·es
To undergo or subject to polymerization.

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