nesslerize

[nes-luh-rahyz]

verb, ness·ler·ized, ness·ler·iz·ing. verb (used with object)

(sometimes initial capital letter) to test (water, liquid solutions, etc.) for ammonia by means of Nessler's reagent.

Also especially British, ness·ler·ise.

Origin of nesslerize

1870–75; after Julius Nessler (1827–1905), German chemist; see -ize
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