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Definition of "hydrolyze" [hydrolyze]

  • To subject to or undergo hydrolysis. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hydrolyze" in a sentence
  • "But, if you really want to understand the detailed molecular interactions that make it go in a particular direction, make certain contacts, break other contacts, hydrolyze GTP, you know, form bonds, etcetera, and do it all amazingly accurately, then you do need a high resolution picture of those states."
  • "Crockpots, you know, are designed to allow for long, slow things to hydrolyze and denature in the collagen."
  • "So, again, since so much of cooking is about time and temperature, collagen happens to hydrolyze and denature starting around somewhere in the order of, well, let's call 160."