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dialyze

Syllabification: di·a·lyze
Pronunciation: /ˈdīəˌlīz
 
/
(British dialyse)

Definition of dialyze in English:

verb

[with object]
1Purify (a mixture) by means of dialysis.
Example sentences
  • The reaction mixtures were subsequently dialyzed against 100 mM ammonium acetate solution at pH 7.4 in the dark followed by lyophilization.
  • The urine was dialyzed against deionized water in 6-8 kDa molecular weight cutoff dialysis tubing (Spectrapor, Spectrum Laboratories, Rancho Domingues, CA) and lyophilized.
  • The purified protein was dialyzed into 20 mM ammonium bicarbonate and lyophilized.
1.1Treat (a patient) by means of dialysis.
Example sentences
  • Somewhere around 1/4 of all of our patients are dialyzed that way.
  • Humour, even during war, and illness, are not missing; nor is irony: the first patient to be successfully dialysed and live was a Quisling who had become ill in gaol after the Liberation.
  • The morning after he's dialyzed, while still on subcutaneous heparin, he tells an alert resident about slight breathlessness.

Origin

mid 19th century: from dialysis, on the pattern of analyze.

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