emulsify

[ih-muhl-suh-fahy]

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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emulsify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or form into an emulsion
Derived Formsemulsifiable or emulsible, adjectiveemulsification, noun
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Word Origin and History for emulsification
n.

1858, noun of action from emulsify.

emulsify

v.

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

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emulsification in Medicine

emulsify

[ĭ-mŭlsə-fī′]
v.
  1. To make into an emulsion.
Related formse•mul′si•fi•cation (-fĭ-kāshən) n.
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