emulsify

verb
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

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Beeswax can contain industrial insecticides that, when emulsified in beauty products, can unleash these chemicals on your skin and in the water. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "Is Your Sunscreen Bad for the Planet? Here’s How to Choose an Ocean-Safe Formula," 14 Aug. 2018 Gradually add the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and stir until emulsified. Tyler Florence, House Beautiful, "Tyler Florence's Summer Calamari Salad Recipe," 6 May 2011 Transfer green beans to a food processor and blend along with butter, remaining lemon juice, parsley, basil, garlic and pinch of salt until emulsified and completely smooth. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Simplest Steak Dinner," 3 Jan. 2019 Process until the aioli is smooth and fully emulsified. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Be Ambitious This Thanksgiving: 3 Bold Recipes From One of L.A.’s Most Talked About Restaurants," 2 Nov. 2018 When all the oil has been added, the mayonnaise should be thick, luxurious, and fully emulsified. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Mayonnaise and Three Easy Sauces from Alex Hitz," 22 May 2014 In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper until emulsified. Melanie Mannarino, Redbook, "Recipe: What to Do with Wild Tomatoes," 2 Aug. 2010 That should emulsify it evenly and provide each droplet with maximal eggsulation against pooling together. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Why Pastured Eggs Are the Perfect Food," 13 Sep. 2018 In some Mediterranean cultures, aioli refers very specifically to a sauce made from olive oil that has been emulsified into mashed garlic, usually with a mortar and pestle—and that's it. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "OK, What Is Aioli, Anyway?," 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of emulsify

1859, in the meaning defined above

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emulsify

verb

English Language Learners Definition of emulsify

technical : to mix liquids together to form an emulsion

emulsify

verb
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

emulsify

transitive verb
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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