de·​ion·​ize | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈī-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce deionize (audio) \
deionized; deionizing; deionizes

Definition of deionize

transitive verb

: to remove ions from deionize water by ion exchange

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Other Words from deionize

deionization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌī-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce deionization (audio) \ noun
deionizer \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈī-​ə-​ˌnī-​zər How to pronounce deionizer (audio) \ noun

Examples of deionize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using a piping system that delivered different smells into each turtle’s tank area, Pfaller and his colleagues exposed each turtle to four different smell stimuli: deionized water, clean plastic, biofouled plastic, and turtle food. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Sea turtles think plastic smells like food," 14 Mar. 2020 Interestingly, the cooling system will use water, deionized to prevent corrosion and pressurized to raise the boiling point to about 150 degrees Celsius. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "The Spacecraft Engineering Required to "Touch the Sun"," 6 Aug. 2018 But before going on with my water log, so to speak, some definitions: Purified or filtered water (Dasani, Aquafina) is tap water that has been distilled, deionized, or put through reverse osmosis. Bob Morris, Town & Country, "A Users Guide to Bottled Water," 3 May 2018 Several rooms at the preservation facility resemble chemistry labs with vacuums called snorkels hanging from the ceiling and tanks of deionized water for paper conservation. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's attic is moving — Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Veterans Museum move collections," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of deionize

1906, in the meaning defined above

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“Deionize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for deionize

variants: or British deionise \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈī-​ə-​ˌnīz How to pronounce deionise (audio) \
deionized or British deionised; deionizing or British deionising

Medical Definition of deionize

: to remove ions from deionize water by ion exchange

Other Words from deionize

deionization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌī-​ə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce deionization (audio) \ noun
deionizer \ (ˈ)dē-​ˈī-​ə-​ˌnī-​zər How to pronounce deionizer (audio) \ noun

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