- 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.
- to become homogenized.
Also especially British, ho·mog·e·nise.
Origin of homogenize
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- (tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
- to make or become homogeneous
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Word Origin and History for homogenize
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