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homogenize

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

Simple Definition of homogenize

  • : 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

Full Definition of homogenize

ho·mog·e·nizedho·mog·e·niz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to blend (diverse elements) into a uniform mixture b :  to make homogeneous

  3. 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>



1886

First Known Use of homogenize

1886

Rhymes with homogenize

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Medical Dictionary

homogenize

verb ho·mog·e·nize

Medical Definition of homogenize

ho·mog·e·nized also British ho·mog·e·nisedho·mog·e·niz·ing also British ho·mog·e·nis·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to make homogeneous

  3. 2a:  to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquidb:  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

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to become homogenized



Variants of homogenize

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


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