[ 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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Examples from the Web for ionizer
Mike took his ionizer from the top of the desk, walked over to the door, and began running it over the tape.Unwise Child|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for ionizer (1 of 2)
/ (ˈaɪəˌnaɪzə) /
a person or thing that ionizes, esp an electrical device used within a room to refresh its atmosphere by restoring negative ions
British Dictionary definitions for ionizer (2 of 2)
/ (ˈaɪəˌnaɪz) /
to change or become changed into ions
Derived Formsionizable or ionisable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for ionizer
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Medicine definitions for ionizer
[ 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 ionizer
[ 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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