[ uh-roh-muh-tahyz ]
/ əˈroʊ məˌtaɪz /

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

to make aromatic or fragrant.


Nearby words

  1. aromatic compound,
  2. aromatic series,
  3. aromatic spirits of ammonia,
  4. aromaticity,
  5. aromatization,
  6. aron,
  7. aron kodesh,
  8. aroostook,
  9. arose,
  10. around

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

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British Dictionary definitions for aromatize



/ (əˈrəʊməˌtaɪz) /


(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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