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ionize

[ ahy-uh-nahyz ]
/ 藞a瑟 蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), i路on路ized, i路on路iz路ing.
to separate or change into ions.
to produce ions in.
verb (used without object), i路on路ized, i路on路iz路ing.
to become changed into the form of ions, as by dissolving.
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Also especially British, i路on路ise .

Origin of ionize

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; ion + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for ionize

ionize

ionise

/ (藞a瑟蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
to change or become changed into ions

Derived forms of ionize

ionizable or ionisable, adjective
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Medical definitions for ionize

ionize
[ 墨蓹-n墨z鈥 ]

v.
To dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.

Other words from ionize

ion鈥z鈥瞖r n.
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Scientific definitions for ionize

ionize
[ 墨蓹-n墨z鈥 ]

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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