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homogenize

[ huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh- ]
/ h蓹藞m蓲d蕭 蓹藢na瑟z, ho蕣- /
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verb (used with object), ho路mog路e路nized, ho路mog路e路niz路ing.
to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous.
to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function: to homogenize school systems.
Metallurgy. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.
verb (used without object), ho路mog路e路nized, ho路mog路e路niz路ing.
to become homogenized.
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Also especially British, ho路mog路e路nise .

Origin of homogenize

First recorded in 1885鈥90; homogen(eous) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM homogenize

ho路mog路e路ni路za路tion [huh-moj-uh-nahy-zey-shuhn, hoh-], /h蓹藢m蓲d蕭 蓹 na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n, ho蕣-/, nounho路mog路e路niz路er, nouno路ver路ho路mog路e路nize, verb (used with object), o路ver路ho路mog路e路nized, o路ver路ho路mog路e路niz路ing.un路ho路mog路e路nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homogenize

homogenize

homogenise

/ (h蓲藞m蓲d蕭瑟藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
to make or become homogeneous

Derived forms of homogenize

homogenization or homogenisation, nounhomogenizer or homogeniser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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