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- n. The decomposition of a polymer into smaller fragments
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., separation of a more complex molecule into two or more simpler ones which are similar to each other, as the separation of one molecule of trioxymethylene into three of simple formic aldehyde.
From depolymerize + -ation. (Wiktionary)