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solvolysis

[sol-vol-uh-sis] /sɒlˈvɒl ə sɪs/
noun, Chemistry
1.
a chemical reaction in which the solvent and solute interact; lyolysis.
Origin of solvolysis
1920-1925
1920-25; < New Latin; see solve, -o-, -lysis
Related forms
solvolytic
[sol-vuh-lit-ik] /ˌsɒl vəˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for solvolysis
  • The direct liquefaction of wood through a solvolysis process is studied.
  • Model compound studies confirmed that dominant depolymerization route is the solvolysis of ether linkages.
British Dictionary definitions for solvolysis

solvolysis

/sɒlˈvɒlɪsɪs/
noun
1.
a chemical reaction occurring between a dissolved substance and its solvent See also hydrolysis
Word Origin
from solv(ent) + -lysis
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