Polymerize Pol"y*mer*ize, v. i. (Chem.) To change into another substance having the same atomic proportions, but a higher molecular weight; to undergo polymerization; thus, aldehyde polymerizes in forming paraldehyde. [1913 Webster]

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  • Polymerize — Pol y*mer*ize, v. t. (Chem.) To cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polymerize — (Amer.) po·lym·er·ize || pÉ™ lɪmÉ™raɪz v. combine two or more separate molecules to form a more complex molecule (also polymerise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polymerize — polimerizuoti statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vykdyti polimerizacijos reakciją. atitikmenys: angl. polymerize rus. полимеризовать …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • polymerize — polymer ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ a substance with a molecular structure formed from many identical small molecules bonded together. DERIVATIVES polymeric adjective polymerize (also polymerise) verb. ORIGIN from Greek polumeros having many parts …   English terms dictionary

  • polymerize — verb 1. cause (a compound) to polymerize • Syn: ↑polymerise • Derivationally related forms: ↑polymerisation (for: ↑polymerise), ↑polymerization, ↑polymer …   Useful english dictionary

  • polymerize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1865 transitive verb to subject to polymerization intransitive verb to undergo polymerization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polymerize — /peuh lim euh ruyz , pol euh meuh /, v., polymerized, polymerizing. Chem. v.t. 1. to subject to polymerization. v.i. 2. to undergo polymerization. Also, esp. Brit., polymerise. [1860 65; POLYMER + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • polymerize — verb /ˈpɒlɨmərʌɪz,pəˈlɪ.mə.raɪz,ˈpɑləməˌraɪz/ a) to convert a monomer to a polymer by polymerization b) to undergo polymerization …   Wiktionary

  • polymerize — To bring about polymerization. * * * po·ly·mer·ize also Brit po·ly·mer·ise pə lim ə .rīz, päl ə mə vb, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing vt to subject to polymerization vi to undergo polymerization * * * po·lym·er·ize (pə limґ …   Medical dictionary

  • polymerize — Synonyms and related words: acetify, acidify, acidulate, alkalify, alkalize, borate, carbonate, catalyze, chemical, chlorinate, electrolyze, ferment, homopolymerize, hydrate, hydrogenate, hydroxylate, isomerize, nitrate, oxidize, pepsinate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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