verb (used with or without object), e·mul·si·fied, e·mul·si·fy·ing.
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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Historical Examples of emulsify
Emulsify the butter in the tomato, add to the water, and put in a saucepan over the fire, being careful not to scorch.
These soaps also possess a high solvent power for mineral oils and emulsify very readily.
Its chief purpose is to emulsify fats and to supply the alimentary tract with the requisite amount of moisture.
Emulsify evenly by shaking (either by hand or in a shaking machine) for ten minutes.
In any method it is necessary to saponify or emulsify the grease on the grain, or difficulties occur in dyeing and finishing.
British Dictionary definitions for emulsify
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Derived Formsemulsifiable or emulsible, adjectiveemulsification, noun
to make or form into an emulsion
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Word Origin and History for emulsify
1853, from Latin emulsus, past participle of emulgere "to milk out" (see emulsion) + -fy. Related: emulsified.
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Related formse•mul′si•fi•ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
To make into an emulsion.
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Related formsemulsify verb
A suspension of tiny droplets of one liquid in a second liquid. By making an emulsion, one can mix two liquids that ordinarily do not mix well, such as oil and water. Compare aerosol foam.
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