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achromatize

[ey-kroh-muh-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), a·chro·ma·tized, a·chro·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to make achromatic; deprive or free of color.
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Also especially British, a·chro·ma·tise.

Origin of achromatize

First recorded in 1835–45; achromat(ic) + -ize
Related formsa·chro·ma·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for achromatize

achromatize

achromatise

verb
  1. (tr) to make achromatic; to remove colour from
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Derived Formsachromatization or achromatisation, noun
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