Definition of polymerize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

polymerize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlɪməraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they polymerize
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːlɪməraɪz//
 
he / she / it polymerizes
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliməraɪzɪz//
 
past simple polymerized
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliməraɪzd//
 
past participle polymerized
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliməraɪzd//
 
-ing form polymerizing
BrE BrE//ˈpɒlɪməraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːliməraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] polymerize (something) (chemistry) to combine, or to make units of a chemical combine, to make a polymer The substance polymerizes to form a hard plastic.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: polymerize