verb (used with object), tar·tar·ized, tar·tar·iz·ing. Chemistry.

to impregnate, combine, or treat with tartar or potassium bitartrate.

Also especially British, tar·tar·ise.

Origin of tartarize

First recorded in 1700–10; tartar + -ize
Related formstar·tar·i·za·tion, nounun·tar·tar·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tartarize




(tr) to impregnate or treat with tartar or tartar emetic
Derived Formstartarization or tartarisation, noun
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