Definition of Polymerize

1. Verb. Cause (a compound) to polymerize.

Exact synonyms: Polymerise
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity
Causes: Polymerise
Derivative terms: Polymerisation, Polymer, Polymerization



2. Verb. Undergo polymerization.
Exact synonyms: Polymerise
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Change Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Copolymerise, Copolymerize
Derivative terms: Polymerisation, Polymer, Polymerization

Definition of Polymerize

1. v. t. To cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde.

2. v. i. To change into another substance having the same atomic proportions, but a higher molecular weight; to undergo polymerization; thus, aldehyde polymerizes in forming paraldehyde.

Definition of Polymerize

1. Verb. (transitive chemistry) to convert a monomer to a polymer by polymerization ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive chemistry) to undergo polymerization ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polymerize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Medical Definition of Polymerize

1. To cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde. To change into another substance having the same atomic proportions, but a higher molecular weight; to undergo polymerization; thus, aldehyde polymerizes in forming paraldehyde. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polymerize

polymerisable
polymerisation
polymerisations
polymerise
polymerised
polymerises
polymerising
polymerism
polymerisms
polymerizability
polymerizable
polymerizate
polymerizates
polymerization
polymerizations
polymerize (current term)
polymerized
polymerizer
polymerizers
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polymerlike
polymerone
polymerous
polymers
polymersome
polymersomes
polymery
polymetallic

Literary usage of Polymerize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recent Advances in Organic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1920)
"CH II " II 0=0=0=0 But at this point difficulties arise; for how can we suppose that the cyclo-octadiene ring can polymerize without destroying the double ..."

2. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1906)
"The cyanogen group shows a very marked tendency to polymerize and form complex groups. ... This compound shows the tendency of cyanogen to polymerize, ..."

3. Principles of Inorganic Chemistry by Harry Clary Jones (1903)
"The cyanogen group shows a very marked tendency to polymerize and form complex ... There is a tendency to polymerize in groups of three, and especially in ..."

4. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"Thus three ethylene molecules polymerize to a single cyclic molecule containing ... of molecules may polymerize to form a single molecule of another series. ..."

5. American Highway Engineers' Handbook by Arthur Horace Blanchard (1919)
"Thus three ethylene molecules polymerize to a single cyclic molecule containing six carbon atoms in the cycle, as follows: . ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The important carbonyl group, С = 0, the characteristic group of organic acids, aldehydes and ketones, shows but little tendency to polymerize, ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... but little tendency to polymerize, while organic hydroxyl compounds are usually stable and do not spontaneously give rise to ethers or acid anhydrides. ..."

8. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"It is assumed that the liver is unable to deal with the increased amount of sugar inundating it from the portal vein—that is to say, it cannot polymerize it ..."

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