ozonize

[ oh-zuh-nahyz, oh-zoh- ]
/ ˈoʊ zəˌnaɪz, ˈoʊ zoʊ- /

verb (used with object), o·zon·ized, o·zon·iz·ing.

to impregnate or treat with ozone.
to convert (oxygen) into ozone.

verb (used without object), o·zon·ized, o·zon·iz·ing.

(of oxygen) to become converted into ozone.

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Also especially British, o·zon·ise .

Origin of ozonize

First recorded in 1840–50; ozon- + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM ozonize

o·zon·iza·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ozonize

ozonize

ozonise

/ (ˈəʊzəʊˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convert (oxygen) into ozone
to treat (a substance) with ozone

Derived forms of ozonize

ozonization or ozonisation, nounozonizer or ozoniser, noun
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