- to become changed into the form of ions, as by dissolving.
Origin of ionize
Examples from the Web for ionization
Historical Examples of ionization
But I wonder how you'll use the ionization of air to protect yourself from kidnapers!The Pirates of Ersatz
He was thus able to determine the degree of ionization of the salt.
The degree of ionization of 0.5 molar FeSO4 is taken as 22%.
The ionization is about the same over the ocean as over the land.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
But some of the blue glow was almost certainly due to ionization of the air by the hard ultraviolet.Anything You Can Do ...
Gordon Randall Garrett
- the formation of ions as a result of a chemical reaction, high temperature, electrical discharge, particle collisions, or radiation
- (as modifier)ionization temperature; ionization current
- to change or become changed into ions
Word Origin and History for ionization
- The formation of or separation into ions by heat, electrical discharge, radiation, or chemical reaction; electrolytic dissociation.
- To dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.
- 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.