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.

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Also especially British, neb·u·lise .

Origin of nebulize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM nebulize

neb·u·li·za·tion, nounneb·u·liz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nebulize

nebulize

nebulise

/ (ˈnɛbjʊˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to convert (a liquid) into a mist or fine spray; atomize

Derived forms of nebulize

nebulization or nebulisation, noun
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