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sonicate

play
transitive verb son·i·cate \ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt\

Definition of sonicate

sonicatedsonicating

  1. :  to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves

sonication play \ˌsä-nə-ˈkā-shən\ noun


Origin of sonicate

sonic + 4-ate


First Known Use: 1959


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