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dialyze, dialyse

It should be noted that the spellings dialyze and dialyse are both used by Canadian writers; however, there is a growing trend among Canadians to opt for the ending ‑yze for such words as dialyze, analyze, catalyze and paralyze.

  • The scientists dialyzed (or dialysed) the samples in order to extract and isolate the proteins.