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peptize

[ pep-tahyz ]
/ ˈpɛp taɪz /
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verb (used with object), pep·tized, pep·tiz·ing.
to disperse (a substance) into colloidal form, usually in a liquid.
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Also especially British, pep·tise .

Origin of peptize

First recorded in 1860–65; pept(one) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM peptize

pep·tiz·a·ble, adjectivepep·ti·za·tion, nounpep·tiz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peptize

peptize

peptise

/ (ˈpɛptaɪz) /

verb
(tr) chem to disperse (a substance) into a colloidal state, usually to form a sol

Derived forms of peptize

peptizable or peptisable, adjectivepeptization or peptisation, nounpeptizer or peptiser, noun
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