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solubilize

[ sol-yuh-buh-lahyz ]
/ ˈsɒl yə bəˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), sol·u·bi·lized, sol·u·bi·liz·ing.Chemistry.

to make soluble, or to increase solubility.

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Also especially British, sol·u·bi·lise .

Origin of solubilize

1925–30; soluble + -ize, with -i- inserted as in solubility

OTHER WORDS FROM solubilize

sol·u·bi·li·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solubilize

solubilize

solubilise

/ (ˈsɒljʊbɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

to make or become soluble, as in the addition of detergents to fats to make them dissolve in water
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Medical definitions for solubilize

solubilize
[ sŏlyə-bə-līz′ ]

v.

To make substances such as fats soluble in water by the action of a detergent or similar agent.
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