Definition of dialyse in English:


Line breaks: dia|lyse
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪəlʌɪz
(US dialyze)


[with object]
  • 1Purify (a mixture) by means of dialysis.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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

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