nebulize

[ neb-yuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈnɛb yəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), neb·u·lized, neb·u·liz·ing.

to reduce to fine spray; atomize.

verb (used without object), neb·u·lized, neb·u·liz·ing.

to become vague, indistinct, or nebulous.

Nearby words

  1. nebula,
  2. nebular,
  3. nebular hypothesis,
  4. nebulated,
  5. nebulium,
  6. nebulizer,
  7. nebulose,
  8. nebulosity,
  9. nebulosus,
  10. nebulous

Also especially British, neb·u·lise.

Origin of nebulize

First recorded in 1870–75; nebul(a) + -ize

Related formsneb·u·li·za·tion, nounneb·u·liz·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for nebulization

nebulize

nebulise

/ (ˈnɛbjʊˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize
Derived Formsnebulization or nebulisation, noun

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