atomize

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at·om·ize

verb \ˈa-tə-ˌmīz\
at·om·izedat·om·iz·ing

Definition of ATOMIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to treat as made up of many discrete units
2
:  to reduce to minute particles or to a fine spray
3
:  divide, fragment <an atomized society>; also :  to deprive of meaningful ties to others <atomized individuals>
4
:  to subject to attack by nuclear weapons
at·om·i·za·tion \ˌa-tə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of ATOMIZE

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

First Known Use of ATOMIZE

1845

at·om·ize

transitive verb    (Medical Dictionary)
at·om·ized or British at·om·isedat·om·iz·ing or British at·om·is·ing

Medical Definition of ATOMIZE

: to convert to minute particles or to a fine spray <an atomized medicated powder>
at·om·iza·tion or British at·om·isa·tion \ˌat-ə-mə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Variants of ATOMIZE

at·om·ize or British at·om·ise \ˈat-ə-ˌmīz\

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