[ 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.
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Also especially British, neb·u·lise .
OTHER WORDS FROM nebulizeneb·u·li·za·tion, nounneb·u·liz·er, noun
Words nearby nebulize
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British Dictionary definitions for nebulize
/ (ˈnɛbjʊˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize
Derived forms of nebulizenebulization or nebulisation, noun
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