[ huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒdʒ əˌnaɪz, hoʊ- /
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verb (used with object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·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·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.
to become homogenized.
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Also especially British, ho·mog·e·nise .
OTHER WORDS FROM homogenizeho·mog·e·ni·za·tion [huh-moj-uh-nahy-zey-shuhn, hoh-], /həˌmɒdʒ ə naɪˈzeɪ ʃən, hoʊ-/, nounho·mog·e·niz·er, nouno·ver·ho·mog·e·nize, verb (used with object), o·ver·ho·mog·e·nized, o·ver·ho·mog·e·niz·ing.un·ho·mog·e·nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homogenize
/ (hɒˈmɒdʒɪˌnaɪz) /
(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 homogenizehomogenization or homogenisation, nounhomogenizer or homogeniser, noun
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