ionize

[ ahy-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈaɪ əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.

to separate or change into ions.
to produce ions in.

verb (used without object), i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing.

to become changed into the form of ions, as by dissolving.
Also especially British, i·on·ise.

Origin of ionize

First recorded in 1895–1900; ion + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM ionize

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British Dictionary definitions for non-ionized

ionize

ionise

/ (ˈaɪəˌnaɪz) /

verb

to change or become changed into ions

Derived forms of ionize

ionizable or ionisable, adjective
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Medicine definitions for non-ionized

ionize
[ īə-nīz′ ]

v.

To dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.

Other words from ionize

ion•iz′er n.
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Science definitions for non-ionized

ionize
[ īə-nīz′ ]

To give an atom or group of atoms a net electric charge by adding or removing one or more electrons.
To form ions in a substance. Lightning ionizes air, for example.
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