burnettize

transitive verb

bur·​nett·​ize
(ˌ)bərˈnetˌīz,
(ˈ)bərnə̇ˌtīz
-ed/-ing/-s
: to impregnate (something, such as wood or fabric) with zinc chloride solution under pressure to prevent decay

Word History

Etymology

Sir William Burnett †1861 Scottish physician, inventor of the process + English -ize

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“Burnettize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burnettize. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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