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volatilize

[vol-uh-tl-ahyz] /ˈvɒl ə tlˌaɪz/
verb (used without object), volatilized, volatilizing.
1.
to become volatile; pass off as vapor.
verb (used with object), volatilized, volatilizing.
2.
to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.
Also, especially British, volatilise.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; volatile + -ize
Related forms
volatilizable, adjective
volatilization, noun
volatilizer, noun
nonvolatilizable, adjective
nonvolatilized, adjective
unvolatilized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for volatilise

volatilize

/vɒˈlætɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to change or cause to change from a solid or liquid to a vapour
Derived Forms
volatilizable, volatilisable, adjective
volatilization, volatilisation, noun
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