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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Chemistry) to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which an emulsion is permanently broken down into its constituents
[C20: from de- + emulsify]
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
to break down (an emulsion) into substances incapable of re-forming the original emulsion.
Past participle: demulsified
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|Verb||1.||demulsify - cause to demulsify|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
emulsify - cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
|2.||demulsify - break down into components|
change integrity - change in physical make-up
emulsify - form into or become an emulsion; "The solution emulsified"