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;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
< Latin ēmuls(us
) (see emulsion
) + -ify
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Examples from the Web for emulsification
Historical Examples of emulsification
Where possible, emulsification should be done in a 141 machine, in order to atomise the ingredients.
The emulsification will begin at once without any further heating.
The emulsification of fats is incomplete and decomposition in the intestine follows.
If soap be used along with the alkali, the whole of the wax is removed by emulsification.
A soft gelatine is suitable for the process of emulsification; afterwards a hard quality is used to give body and resistance.
British Dictionary definitions for emulsification
Derived Formsemulsifiable or emulsible, adjectiveemulsification, noun verb -fies, -fying or -fied
- to make or form into an emulsion
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Word Origin and History for emulsification
1853, from Latin emulsus, past participle of emulgere "to milk out" (see emulsion) + -fy. Related: emulsified.
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emulsification in Medicine
Related formse•mul′si•fi•ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
- To make into an emulsion.
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