emul·​si·​fy | \ i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce emulsify (audio) \
emulsified; emulsifying

Definition of emulsify

transitive verb

: to disperse in an emulsion emulsify an oil also : to convert (two or more immiscible liquids) into an emulsion

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Other Words from emulsify

emulsifiable \ i-​ˈməl-​sə-​ˌfī-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce emulsifiable (audio) \ adjective
emulsification \ i-​ˌməl-​sə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce emulsification (audio) \ noun

Examples of emulsify in a Sentence

mix the oil and vinegar until they emulsify
Recent Examples on the Web If any ends need a touch-up, wet your hair and allow the dye to emulsify for the last 3 minutes of your processing time, Ferrera says. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "Everyone Is Dyeing Their Hair During Quarantine—Here’s What Stylists Want You to Know," 20 Apr. 2020 Cooking the pasta in less water than usual is required to make a starchier water, which gets emulsified with the other ingredients. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "What to cook this week: 8 starter pantry cuisine recipes with easy variations," 6 Apr. 2020 Add the Parmesan cheese and ½ cup of the pasta cooking water, and with tongs, toss the pasta until the cheese has melted, the sauce is emulsified and looks creamy and coats the noodles, adding up to ½ cup additional pasta cooking water as needed. Jessica Battilana, SFChronicle.com, "Repertoire: Spaghetti al Limone With Chiles and Dungeness Crab," 12 Feb. 2020 When the shrimp become opaque and their juices emulsify with the oil into a sauce, remove from the heat. Los Angeles Times, "Somni chef Aitor Zabala shares his secrets to Spain’s best shrimp dish," 19 Sep. 2019 One of her designs allows food scientists at Rebellyous to emulsify water and oil together better, combining them with the protein to create a solid mixture that can be turned into a nugget or chicken patty. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Meet the mechanical engineer who left Boeing to make plant-based chicken," 4 Feb. 2020 With blender on medium speed, slowly add extra virgin olive oil to emulsify. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "Denver chefs share 3 recipes that’ll add a twist to your Hanukkah staples," 17 Dec. 2019 Process until smooth, then slowly add olive oil to emulsify. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "It’s all about the sides: This Thanksgiving, make vegetables the star," 18 Nov. 2019 With food processor or blender running, slowly add a stream of oil, until emulsified. Karen Elizabeth Watts, Dallas News, "How to create a ‘frycuterie’ board with 6 creative dips for your Super Bowl party," 28 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of emulsify

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Emulsify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emulsify. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of emulsify

technical : to mix liquids together to form an emulsion


emul·​si·​fy | \ i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce emulsify (audio) \
emulsified; emulsifying

Kids Definition of emulsify

: to combine two liquids to make an emulsion
emul·​si·​fy | \ -ˌfī How to pronounce emulsify (audio) \
emulsified; emulsifying

Medical Definition of emulsify

: to disperse (as an oil) in an emulsion also : to convert (two or more immiscible liquids) into an emulsion

Other Words from emulsify

emulsification \ i-​ˌməl-​sə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce emulsification (audio) \ noun

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