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emulsify

[ih-muhl-suh-fahy]
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verb (used with or without object), e·mul·si·fied, e·mul·si·fy·ing.
  1. to make into or form an emulsion.
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Origin of emulsify

1855–60; < Latin ēmuls(us) (see emulsion) + -ify
Related formse·mul·si·fi·a·ble, e·mul·si·ble, adjectivee·mul·si·fi·a·bil·i·ty, e·mul·si·bil·i·ty, noune·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, noune·mul·si·fi·er, nounun·e·mul·si·fied, adjective
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Examples from the Web for emulsifier

Historical Examples

  • In the emulsifier, the milk, water and sweet butter are warmed.

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  • An emulsifier is of interest to the woman who lives in the city.


British Dictionary definitions for emulsifier

emulsifier

noun
  1. an agent that forms or preserves an emulsion, esp any food additive, such as lecithin, that prevents separation of sauces or other processed foods
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emulsify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or form into an emulsion
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Derived Formsemulsifiable or emulsible, adjectiveemulsification, noun
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Word Origin and History for emulsifier

n.

1872, agent noun from emulsify.

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emulsify

v.

1853, from Latin emulsus, past participle of emulgere "to milk out" (see emulsion) + -fy. Related: emulsified.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

emulsifier in Medicine

emulsifier

(ĭ-mŭlsə-fī′ər)
n.
  1. An agent used to make an emulsion of a fixed oil.
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emulsify

(ĭ-mŭlsə-fī′)
v.
  1. To make into an emulsion.
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Related formse•mul′si•fi•cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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