causticize

transitive verb
caus·​ti·​cize | \ ˈkȯstəˌsīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of causticize

1 : to make caustic especially : to convert (alkaline carbonate) into a hydroxide by the use of lime
2 : to treat (textiles) with caustic alkali — compare mercerize

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History and Etymology for causticize

caustic + -ize

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“Causticize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/causticize. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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