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PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈlaɪz/, /ˈlaɪs/
Rhymes: -aɪz, -aɪs
Homophones: lies, lice

EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from lysis.

VerbEdit

lyse (third-person singular simple present lyses, present participle lysing, simple past and past participle lysed)

  1. (biology) To burst or cut a cell or cell structure; to induce lysis.
  2. (biochemistry) To break down molecularly into smaller molecules; to induce lysis.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lyːsə/, [ˈlyːsə]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse lýsa.

VerbEdit

lyse (imperative lys, infinitive at lyse, present tense lyser, past tense lyste, perfect tense har lyst)

  1. shine
  2. give out light

Etymology 2Edit

See lys (light, bright).

AdjectiveEdit

lyse

  1. inflection of lys:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lyse f (plural lyses)

  1. (chemistry) lysis

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VerbEdit

lyse

  1. inflection of lyser:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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LatinEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Fredrikstad dialect) IPA(key): [ˈlŷː.sɛ̝]

AdjectiveEdit

lyse

  1. definite singular of lys
  2. plural of lys

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse lýsa

VerbEdit

lyse (imperative lys, present tense lyser, passive lyses, simple past lyste, past participle lyst, present participle lysende)

  1. to light
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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

lyse (present tense lyser, past tense lyste, past participle lyst, passive infinitive lysast, present participle lysande, imperative lys)

  1. Alternative form of lysa

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

lyse

  1. definite singular of lys
  2. plural of lys