verb (used with object), at·om·ized, at·om·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), at·om·ized, at·om·iz·ing.
to split into many sections, groups, factions, etc.; fragmentize: Critics say the group has atomized around several leaders.
Also especially British, at·om·ise.
Origin of atomize
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to separate or be separated into free atoms
to reduce (a liquid or solid) to fine particles or spray or (of a liquid or solid) to be reduced in this way
(tr) to destroy by weapons, esp nuclear weapons
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