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sonicate

sonicate

transitive verb son·i·cate \ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt\
son·i·cat·edson·i·cat·ing

Definition of SONICATE

:  to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves
son·i·ca·tion \ˌsä-nə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin of SONICATE

sonic + 4-ate
First Known Use: 1959

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