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homogenize

verb ho·mog·e·nize \hō-ˈmä-jə-ˌnīz, hə-\

: to treat (milk) so that the fat is mixed throughout instead of floating on top

: to change (something) so that its parts are the same or similar

ho·mog·e·nizedho·mog·e·niz·ing

Full Definition of HOMOGENIZE

transitive verb
1
a :  to blend (diverse elements) into a uniform mixture
b :  to make homogeneous
2
a :  to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquid
b :  to reduce the particles of so that they are uniformly small and evenly distributed; specifically :  to break up the fat globules of (milk) into very fine particles
intransitive verb
:  to become homogenized
ho·mog·e·niz·er noun

Examples of HOMOGENIZE

  1. The new curriculum is an attempt to homogenize education throughout the county.
  2. <plans to homogenize the science curriculum in public high schools throughout the state>

First Known Use of HOMOGENIZE

1886

Rhymes with HOMOGENIZE

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homogenize

verb ho·mog·e·nize   (Medical Dictionary)
ho·mog·e·nized also British ho·mog·e·nisedho·mog·e·niz·ing also British ho·mog·e·nis·ing

Medical Definition of HOMOGENIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make homogeneous
2
a :  to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquid b :  to reduce the particles of so that they are uniformly small and evenly distributed; specifically :  to break up the fat globules of (milk) into very fine particles especially by forcing through minute openings
intransitive verb
:  to become homogenized

Variants of HOMOGENIZE

ho·mog·e·nize also British ho·mog·e·nise \hō-ˈmäj-ə-ˌnīz, hə-\

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