transitive verb
bur·​nett·​ize | \ (ˌ)bərˈnetˌīz, (ˈ)bərnə̇ˌtīz \

Definition of burnettize

: to impregnate (something, such as wood or fabric) with zinc chloride solution under pressure to prevent decay

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History and Etymology for burnettize

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 20 Oct. 2021.

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