volatilize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From volatile +‎ -ize.

Verb[edit]

volatilize (third-person singular simple present volatilizes, present participle volatilizing, simple past and past participle volatilized)

  1. (transitive) To make volatile; to cause to evaporate.
    • 1796–7, Mary Wollstonecraft, The Wrongs of Woman, Oxford 2009, p. 112:
      But the healthy breeze of a neighbouring heath, on which we bounded at pleasure, volatilized the humours that improper food might have generated.
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To make insubstantial; to dissipate.
  3. (intransitive) To become volatile; to evaporate.

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

volatilize

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of volatilizar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of volatilizar
  3. first-person singular imperative of volatilizar
  4. third-person singular imperative of volatilizar