[pahy-rol-uh-sis] /paɪˈrɒl ə sɪs/
the subjection of organic compounds to very high temperatures.
the resulting decomposition.
the application of heat to chemical compounds in order to cause decomposition
chemical decomposition of compounds caused by high temperatures
1879, from pyro- + -lysis. Related: Pyrolytic.
pyrolysis py·rol·y·sis (pī-rŏl’ĭ-sĭs)
Decomposition or transformation of a chemical compound caused by heat.
[pahy-ruh-lahyz] /ˈpaɪ rəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), pyrolized, pyrolizing. Chemistry. 1. to subject (a substance) to pyrolysis.
[pahy-roh-mag-net-ik] /ˌpaɪ roʊ mægˈnɛt ɪk/ adjective, Physics. 1. (formerly) (def 1). /ˌpaɪrəʊmæɡˈnɛtɪk/ adjective 1. a former term for thermomagnetic
[pahy-ruh-man-see] /ˈpaɪ rəˌmæn si/ noun 1. divination by fire, or by forms appearing in fire. /ˈpaɪrəʊˌmænsɪ/ noun 1. divination by fire or flames
[pahy-ruh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh] /ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə/ noun 1. a compulsion to set things on fire. /ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə/ noun 1. (psychiatry) the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire n. 1840, from pyro- “fire” + mania “madness, frenzy.” Used in German in the 1830s. The propensity which leads an insane person to accomplish […]