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fluidize

[floo-i-dahyz]
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verb (used with object), flu·id·ized, flu·id·iz·ing.
  1. to make (something) fluid.
  2. Chemistry. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air.
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verb (used without object), flu·id·ized, flu·id·iz·ing.
  1. to become fluid.
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Also especially British, flu·id·ise.

Origin of fluidize

First recorded in 1850–55; fluid + -ize
Related formsflu·id·i·za·tion, nounflu·id·iz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fluidize

fluidize

fluidise

verb
  1. (tr) to make fluid, esp to make (solids) fluid by pulverizing them so that they can be transported in a stream of gas as if they were liquidsfluidized coal
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Derived Formsfluidization or fluidisation, nounfluidizer or fluidiser, noun
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