[ ih-muhl-suh-fahy ]
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verb (used with or without object),e·mul·si·fied, e·mul·si·fy·ing.
  1. to make into or form an emulsion.

Origin of emulsify

First recorded in 1855–60; from Latin ēmuls(us) (see emulsion) + -ify

Other words from emulsify

  • e·mul·si·fi·a·ble [ih-muhl-suh-fahy-uh-buhl], /ɪˌmʌl səˈfaɪ ə bəl/, e·mul·si·ble, adjective
  • e·mul·si·fi·a·bil·i·ty [ih-muhl-suh-fahy-uh-bil-i-tee], /ɪˌmʌl səˌfaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/, e·mul·si·bil·i·ty [ih-muhl-suh-bil-i-tee], /ɪˌmʌl səˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • e·mul·si·fi·ca·tion [ih-muhl-suh-fuh-key-shuhn], /ɪˌmʌl sə fəˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
  • e·mul·si·fi·er, noun
  • un·e·mul·si·fied, adjective

Words Nearby emulsify

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How to use emulsify in a sentence

  • Its chief purpose is to emulsify fats and to supply the alimentary tract with the requisite amount of moisture.

    Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian

British Dictionary definitions for emulsify


/ (ɪˈmʌlsɪˌfaɪ) /

verb-fies, -fying or -fied
  1. to make or form into an emulsion

Derived forms of emulsify

  • emulsifiable or emulsible, adjective
  • emulsification, noun

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