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aerosolize

[ air-uh-saw-lahyz, -so- ]
/ 藞蓻蓹r 蓹 s蓴藢la瑟z, -s蓲- /
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verb (used with object), aer路o路sol路ized, aer路o路sol路iz路ing.
to disperse or discharge as an aerosol: a liquid that is too thick to aerosolize;techniques that aerosolize the fuel prior to combustion.
Physiology, Pathology. to release (the droplets, or fine particles, within one鈥檚 respiratory system) into the air as part of the process of talking, breathing, whistling, coughing, sneezing, etc.: Even when you sing, you鈥檙e aerosolizing particles from your respiratory tract.With every cough and sneeze, the infected person profusely aerosolizes viral pathogens.
to contain or pack in aerosol form: Now I鈥檝e heard everything鈥攖hey鈥檝e aerosolized coffee that I can just spray into my cream.
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Also especially British, aer路o路sol路ise .

Origin of aerosolize

First recorded in 1940鈥45; aerosol + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM aerosolize

aer路o路sol路i路za路tion, noun
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