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Verb: hydrolyse  'hI-dru,lIz
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: hydrolyze)
  1. Undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
    "Refrigerants contain either chlorine or fluorine and will hydrolyse"; "Their cells contain deep yellow-orange or red pigments and hydrolyse agar";
    - hydrolyze [N. Amer]

Derived forms: hydrolysing, hydrolysed, hydrolyses

Type of: change

Encyclopedia: Hydrolyse