aro·​ma·​tize | \ ə-ˈrō-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce aromatize (audio) \
aromatized; aromatizing

Definition of aromatize

transitive verb

1 : to make aromatic : flavor
2 : to convert into one or more aromatic compounds

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Other Words from aromatize

aromatization \ ə-​ˌrō-​mə-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce aromatize (audio) \ noun

Examples of aromatize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vermouth Vermouths are white or red wine proofed up with neutral spirits, then aromatized with herbs and botanicals like gin. Max Falkowitz, GQ, "These Aperitifs Are the Before-Dinner Drinks You Need on Your Bar Cart," 19 Mar. 2018 The bong cocktail, called Mr. Nice Guy, teams Absolut Elyx with pineapple and dehydrated blackberry, the whole thing aromatized with smoky white sage. Joseph Hernandez,, "Apogee is serving the most fun cocktails in Chicago right now," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of aromatize

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aromatize

Middle English aromatizen, borrowed from Late Latin arōmatizāre "to add spice or a spicy smell to," borrowed from Greek arōmatízein, from arōmat-, árōma "fragrant substance, spice" (of obscure origin) + -izein -ize

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transitive verb
variants: or British aromatise \ ə-​ˈrō-​mə-​ˌtīz How to pronounce aromatize (audio) \
aromatized or British aromatised; aromatizing or British aromatising

Medical Definition of aromatize

1 : to make aromatic : flavor
2 : to convert into one or more aromatic compounds

Other Words from aromatize

aromatization \ -​ˌrō-​mət-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce aromatize (audio) \ noun

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