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atomize

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verb, at·om·ize \ˈa-tə-ˌmīz\

Definition of atomize

atomizedatomizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to treat as made up of many discrete units

  3. 2 :  to reduce to minute particles or to a fine spray

  4. 3 :  divide, fragment <an atomized society>; also :  to deprive of meaningful ties to others <atomized individuals>

  5. 4 :  to subject to attack by nuclear weapons

atomizationplay \ˌa-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


Examples of atomize in a sentence

  1. <this medication for athlete's foot is atomized so that it can be sprayed on from an aerosol can>



1845

First Known Use of atomize

1845


Medical Dictionary

atomize

transitive verb at·om·ize

Medical Definition of atomize

atomized or British atomised; atomizing or British atomising

  1. :  to convert to minute particles or to a fine spray <an atomized medicated powder>

atomization or British atomisation \ˌat-ə-mə-ˈzā-shən\play noun


Variants of atomize

or British atomise \ˈat-ə-ˌmīz\play

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