aromatize

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Examples of aromatize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Vermut is a combination of two types of sherry that are fortified with a brandy made from red grapes of the region, and is finally aromatized with wormwood, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla bean. Tom Hyland, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 Carrot fronds are dehydrated and pulverized into a powder to aromatize a dish; fish bones are fried, smoked and turned into bouillons or reduced to powder and used as fish salt. Vivian Song, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2022 Vermouth Vermouths are white or red wine proofed up with neutral spirits, then aromatized with herbs and botanicals like gin. Max Falkowitz, GQ, 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, chicagotribune.com, 17 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aromatize was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Aromatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aromatize. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

aromatize

transitive verb
aro·​ma·​tize
variants or British aromatise
aromatized or British aromatised; aromatizing or British aromatising
1
: to make aromatic : flavor
2
: to convert into one or more aromatic compounds
aromatization noun

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