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pyrolysis Line breaks: pyr|oly¦sis
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɒlɪsɪs/

Definition of pyrolysis in English:


[mass noun] Chemistry
Decomposition brought about by high temperatures: steam pyrolysis of hydrocarbons [as modifier]: a pyrolysis furnace
More example sentences
  • The rate of both reactions increased at higher temperatures of pyrolysis.
  • NeoPhotonics specializes in a laser-reactive deposition technique, similar in some ways to flame pyrolysis.
  • Rock eval pyrolysis permits evaluation of this observation.


Pronunciation: /pʌɪrəˈlɪtɪk/
Example sentences
  • In 1969 a new allotropic form of carbon was produced during the sublimation of pyrolytic graphite at low pressures.
  • This type of joint is constructed out of durable pyrolytic carbon and graphite, making it strong and wear resistant.
  • In addition, possible toxicological implications of these constituents and their pyrolytic products are explored.
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