/vol"euh tl uyz'/, v., volatilized, volatilizing.
1. to become volatile; pass off as vapor.
2. to make volatile; cause to pass off as vapor.
Also, esp. Brit., volatilise.
[1650-60; VOLATILE + -IZE]

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