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Definition of Polymerize

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combine two or more separate molecules to form a more complex molecule (also polymerise)
Polymerize Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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.
  
(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.
  
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polymerize
\pol"y*mer*ize\ (?), v. t. (chem.) to cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde.
polymerize
\pol"y*mer*ize\, v. i. (chem.) to change into another substance having the same atomic proportions, but a higher molecular weight; to undergo polymerization; thus, aldehyde polymerizes in forming paraldehyde.

WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. cause (a compound) to polymerize
(synonym) polymerise
(hypernym) change integrity
(cause) polymerise
(derivation) polymerization, polymerisation
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
2. undergo polymerization
(synonym) polymerise
(hypernym) change integrity
(hyponym) copolymerize, copolymerise
(derivation) polymerization, polymerisation
(classification) chemistry, chemical science
Polymerize Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Electronics Terminology
To chemically unite two or more polymers or monomers of the same kind to form a molecule with higher molecular weight.
Polymerize Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In polymer chemistry, polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form  polymer chains or three-dimensional networks. There are many forms of polymerization and different systems exist to categorize them.

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