pectize

[ pek-tahyz ]
/ ˈpɛk taɪz /

verb (used with or without object), pec·tized, pec·tiz·ing.

to change into a jelly; jellify; gel; gelatinize; gelatinate.

Nearby words

  1. pectineal line of pubis,
  2. pectineal muscle,
  3. pectiniform,
  4. pectinogen,
  5. pectinose,
  6. pectolite,
  7. pectoral,
  8. pectoral cross,
  9. pectoral fin,
  10. pectoral girdle

Also especially British, pec·tise.

Origin of pectize

1880–85; < Greek pēkt(ós) fixed, congealed (see pectic) + -ize

Related formspec·tiz·a·ble, adjectivepec·ti·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pectize

pectize

pectise

/ (ˈpɛktaɪz) /

verb

to change into a jelly; gel
Derived Formspectizable or pectisable, adjectivepectization or pectisation, noun

Word Origin for pectize

C19: from Greek pēktos solidified; see pectin

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