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

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pectize




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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