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Verb: hydrolyze  'hI-dru,lIz
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: hydrolyse)
  1. Undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
    "Refrigerants contain either chlorine or fluorine and will hydrolyze";
    - hydrolyse [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: hydrolyzed, hydrolyzes, hydrolyzing

Type of: change

Encyclopedia: Hydrolyze