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pyrolyze

Syllabification: py·ro·lyze
Pronunciation: /ˈpīrəˌlīz
 
/
(British pyrolyse)

Definition of pyrolyze in English:

verb

Chemistry
Make or become decomposed through heating to a high temperature.
Example sentences
  • It was found that the resorcinol-formaldehyde gels could be pyrolyzed to give aerogels of pure carbon.
  • Both oil yield and styrene production decreased when pyrolyzed WEPS was repyrolyzed.
  • Hydrocarbons within the formation may be pyrolyzed.

Origin

1920s: from pyrolysis, on the pattern of analyze.

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