- to make aromatic or fragrant.
Also especially British, a·ro·ma·tise.
Origin of aromatize
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Examples from the Web for aromatize
An almost imponderable quantity of this essential oil will suffice to aromatize a gallon of water.
Then put the same quantity of ants as before; do this three times, then aromatize the spirit with cinnamon.
- (tr) to make aromatic
- to convert (an aliphatic compound) to an aromatic compound
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Word Origin and History for aromatize
late 15c., from Old French aromatiser (12c.), from Latin aromatizare, from Greek aromatizein "to spice," from aromat-, stem of aroma "seasoning, sweet spice" (see aroma).
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