Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of polymerize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. undergo polymerization
  • v. cause (a compound) to polymerize

Etymologies

c 1865, polymer +‎ -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to Lewes, acetylene commences to "polymerise" at a temperature of about 600° C., when it is converted into other hydrocarbons having the same percentage composition, but containing more atoms of carbon and hydrogen in their molecules.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • NatureWorks PLA is made from "renewable" corn but a whole lot of energy is used to sow, water, harvest, extract, ferment and polymerise the material.

    Noble Juice PLA Packaging

  • Cass says the next step is for the team to collaborate with an organic chemist to find a way to polymerise the cellulose fibres.

    Dresses Made from Wine | Impact Lab

  • Physiological deterioration, which begins to appear within three days, is essentially a humidity-sensitive wound response with increases in enzyme activity leading to the production of phenols including catechins and leucoanthocyanidins which in the later stages of discoloration polymerise to form condensed tannins.

    Chapter 11

  • On the assumption that acetylene begins to polymerise at a temperature of 100° C.,

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • It cannot altogether be granted that the value of a process for diluting acetylene with carbon dioxide has been established, except in so far as the mere presence of the diluent may somewhat diminish the tendency of the acetylene to polymerise as it passes through a hot burner (_cf.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • "They were engaged and often they used to talk over what they would do when Bradley's invention of a new way to polymerise isoprene, as the process is called, had solved the rubber question and had made him rich.

    The Dream Doctor

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