cationize

transitive verb
cat·​ion·​ize | \ ˌkat-ˈī-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce cationize (audio) , ˌka-ˈtī-ə-ˌnīz \
cationized; cationizing; cationizes

Definition of cationize

chemistry
: to make (a molecule) cationic

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Other Words from cationize

cationization \ ˌkat-​ˌī-​ə-​ˌnī-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce cationize (audio) , ˌka-​ˌtī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of cationize

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Cationize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cationize. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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