from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A chemical reaction in which the solute and solvent react to form a new compound.
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- n. any reaction, between a solute and its solvent, in which one or more bonds of the solute are broken; specifically a substitution, elimination or fragmentation reaction in which the solvent is the nucleophile
solv(ent) + -lysis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)