[ ahy-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.
to become changed into the form of ions, as by dissolving.
Also especially British, i·on·ise.
i·on·iz·a·ble, adjectivei·on·i·za·tion, nouni·on·iz·er, nounnon·i·on·ized, adjective
non·i·on·iz·ing, adjectiveself-i·on·i·za·tion, nounun·i·o·nized, adjectiveun·un·ion·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ionise
/ (ˈaɪəˌnaɪz) /
to change or become changed into ions
Derived Formsionizable or ionisable, adjective
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Medicine definitions for ionise
[ ī′ə-nīz′ ]
To dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.
Related formsi′on•iz′er n.
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Science definitions for ionise
[ ī′ə-nīz′ ]
To give an atom or group of atoms a net electric charge by adding or removing one or more electrons.
To form ions in a substance. Lightning ionizes air, for example.
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