verb (used without object), ge·ol·o·gized, ge·ol·o·giz·ing.

to study geology.

verb (used with object), ge·ol·o·gized, ge·ol·o·giz·ing.

to examine geologically.

Also especially British, ge·ol·o·gise.

Origin of geologize

First recorded in 1825–35; geolog(y) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for geologize

Historical Examples of geologize

  • How glad dear papa would have been to come and stay with us, and botanize and geologize amongst your rocks there!


    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

British Dictionary definitions for geologize




to study the geological features of (an area)
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