verb (used with object), pep·tized, pep·tiz·ing.

to disperse (a substance) into colloidal form, usually in a liquid.

Also especially British, pep·tise.

Origin of peptize

First recorded in 1860–65; pept(one) + -ize
Related formspep·tiz·a·ble, adjectivepep·ti·za·tion, nounpep·tiz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for peptize




(tr) chem to disperse (a substance) into a colloidal state, usually to form a sol
Derived Formspeptizable or peptisable, adjectivepeptization or peptisation, nounpeptizer or peptiser, noun
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