agenize

[ ey-juh-nahyz ]
/ ˈeɪ dʒəˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), a·ge·nized, a·ge·niz·ing.

to bleach (flour) with nitrogen trichloride.

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Also especially British, a·ge·nise.

Origin of agenize

1945–50; agene U.S. trade name for nitrogen trichloride + -ize
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