Definition of polymerize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

polymerize

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verb
NAmE//pəˈlɪməˌraɪz//
 
, NAmE//ˈpɑləməˌraɪz//
 
[intransitive, transitive]polymerize (something)(chemistry)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they polymerize
 
he / she / it polymerizes
 
past simple polymerized
 
-ing form polymerizing
 
 
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to combine, or to make units of a chemical combine, to make a polymer The substance polymerizes to form a hard plastic.
polymerization
 
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NAmE//pəˌlɪmərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌpɑləmərəˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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