Definition of pyrolyse in English:

pyrolyse

(US pyrolyze)

verb

Chemistry
  • Make or become decomposed through heating to a high temperature:

    ‘one solution is to pyrolyse the waste’
    [no object] ‘the surface layer of resin begins to pyrolyse’
    • ‘It was found that the resorcinol-formaldehyde gels could be pyrolyzed to give aerogels of pure carbon.’
    • ‘Hydrocarbons within the formation may be pyrolyzed.’
    • ‘Both oil yield and styrene production decreased when pyrolyzed WEPS was repyrolyzed.’
    • ‘Coke, which is pyrolyzed from coal in the coke oven, is a reductive reactant used in steel plants.’
    • ‘Gul (a pyrolysed tobacco product) was used in eight states.’

Origin

1920s: from pyrolysis, on the pattern of analyse.

Pronunciation:

pyrolyse

/ˈpʌɪrəlʌɪz/