polymerize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

polymer +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɒlɨmərʌɪz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pəˈlɪ.mə.raɪz/, IPA(key): /ˈpɑləməˌraɪz/
  • Hyphenation: po‧ly‧mer‧ize

Verb[edit]

polymerize (third-person singular simple present polymerizes, present participle polymerizing, simple past and past participle polymerized)

  1. (transitive, chemistry) to convert a monomer to a polymer by polymerization
  2. (intransitive, chemistry) to undergo polymerization

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