naphthalize

[ naf-thuh-lahyz, nap- ]

verb (used with object),naph·tha·lized, naph·tha·liz·ing.
  1. to mix or saturate with naphtha.

Origin of naphthalize

1
First recorded in 1835–45; naphthal(ene) + -ize
  • Also especially British, naph·tha·lise .

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