depolymerize


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de·pol·y·mer·ize

 (dē-pŏl′ə-mə-rīz′, -pə-lĭm′ə-)
v. de·pol·y·mer·ized, de·pol·y·mer·iz·ing, de·pol·y·mer·iz·es
v.tr.
To break down (a polymer) into monomers.
v.intr.
To undergo conversion into monomers. Used of a polymer.

de′po·lym′e·ri·za′tion (dē′pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, dē′pŏl′ə-mər-) n.

depolymerize

(diːˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz) or

depolymerise

vb
(Chemistry) to break (a polymer) into constituent monomers or (of a polymer) to decompose in this way
deˌpolymeriˈzation, deˌpolymeriˈsation n

de•po•lym•er•ize

(ˌdi pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, diˈpɒl ə mə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to break down (a polymer) into monomers.
[1890–95]

depolymerize


Past participle: depolymerized
Gerund: depolymerizing

Imperative
depolymerize
depolymerize
Present
I depolymerize
you depolymerize
he/she/it depolymerizes
we depolymerize
you depolymerize
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Preterite
I depolymerized
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he/she/it depolymerized
we depolymerized
you depolymerized
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Present Continuous
I am depolymerizing
you are depolymerizing
he/she/it is depolymerizing
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you are depolymerizing
they are depolymerizing
Present Perfect
I have depolymerized
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Past Continuous
I was depolymerizing
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he/she/it was depolymerizing
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Past Perfect
I had depolymerized
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Future
I will depolymerize
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Future Perfect
I will have depolymerized
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Future Continuous
I will be depolymerizing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depolymerizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depolymerizing
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you will have been depolymerizing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depolymerizing
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Conditional
I would depolymerize
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Past Conditional
I would have depolymerized
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