autoionize

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auto- +‎ ionize

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autoionize (third-person singular simple present autoionizes, present participle autoionizing, simple past and past participle autoionized)

  1. (physics, of an atom or molecule) To spontaneously transition from an electrically neutral state to a lower-energy ionized state

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