deionize

verb

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

transitive verb

: to remove ions from
deionize water by ion exchange

Example Sentences

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, 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, 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, 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, 20 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deionize was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Deionize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deionize. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

deionize

verb

de·​ion·​ize (ˈ)dē-ˈī-ə-ˌnīz How to pronounce deionize (audio)
: to remove ions from

Medical Definition

deionize

transitive verb

de·​ion·​ize
variants or British deionise
deionized or British deionised; deionizing or British deionising
: to remove ions from
deionize water by ion exchange
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