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ionize

play
verb ion·ize \ˈī-ə-ˌnīz\

Definition of ionize

ion·izedion·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convert wholly or partly into ions

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become ionized

ion·iz·able play \-ˌnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
ion·i·za·tion play \ˌī-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
ion·iz·er play \ˈī-ə-ˌnī-zər\ noun


Origin of ionize

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1898

Rhymes with ionize

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Medical Dictionary

ionize

verb ion·ize

Medical Definition of ionize

ion·ized or chiefly British ion·isedion·iz·ing or chiefly British ion·is·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to convert wholly or partly into ions

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become ionized

  5. ion·iz·able or chiefly British ion·is·able \-ˌnī-zə-bəl\play adjective
    ion·iza·tion or chiefly British ion·isa·tion \ˌī-ə-nə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of ionize

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