verb (used with object), a·ro·ma·tized, a·ro·ma·tiz·ing.

to make aromatic or fragrant.

Also especially British, a·ro·ma·tise.

Origin of aromatize

1400–50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin arōmatizāre < Greek arōmatízein to spice. See aroma, -ize
Related formsa·ro·ma·tiz·er, nounde·a·ro·ma·tize, verb (used with object), de·a·ro·ma·tized, de·a·ro·ma·tiz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for aromatize

sweeten, scent, perfume

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British Dictionary definitions for aromatize




(tr) to make aromatic
to convert (an aliphatic compound) to an aromatic compound
Derived Formsaromatization or aromatisation, noun
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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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