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naphthalize

[ naf-thuh-lahyz, nap- ]
/ ˈnæf θəˌlaɪz, ˈnæp- /
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verb (used with object), naph·tha·lized, naph·tha·liz·ing.

to mix or saturate with naphtha.

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Also especially British, naph·tha·lise .

Origin of naphthalize

First recorded in 1835–45; naphthal(ene) + -ize
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