verb (used with object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.
verb (used without object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for ionization
A gas containing ions is said to be ionized; and it is the ionization of the atmosphere that makes it a conductor of electricity.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
Thus if we wish to measure the amount of ionization in a gas we should be careful to see that the current is saturated.
The ionization method of Sir Thomas Oliver is most useful both as regards cure and also prevention of chronic poisoning by lead.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|W. G. Aitchison Robertson
But the ionization told of the ray shield over the little group of men.Invaders from the Infinite|John Wood Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for ionization (1 of 2)
- 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