verb (used with or without object), e·mul·si·fied, e·mul·si·fy·ing.

to make into or form an emulsion.

Origin of emulsify

1855–60; < Latin ēmuls(us) (see emulsion) + -ify
Related formse·mul·si·fi·a·ble, e·mul·si·ble, adjectivee·mul·si·fi·a·bil·i·ty, e·mul·si·bil·i·ty, noune·mul·si·fi·ca·tion, noune·mul·si·fi·er, nounun·e·mul·si·fied, adjective
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verb -fies, -fying or -fied

to make or form into an emulsion
Derived Formsemulsifiable or emulsible, adjectiveemulsification, noun
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Word Origin and History for emulsification

1858, noun of action from emulsify.



1853, from Latin emulsus, past participle of emulgere "to milk out" (see emulsion) + -fy. Related: emulsified.

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emulsification in Medicine




To make into an emulsion.
Related formse•mul′si•fi•cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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