emulsify

verb

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

transitive verb

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

Examples of emulsify in a Sentence

mix the oil and vinegar until they emulsify
Recent Examples on the Web While blending, slowly drizzle 3/4 cup Jordan Extra Virgin Olive Oil until emulsified. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 3 June 2024 Transfer the sauce to a medium bowl, then slowly drizzle in ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil while whisking continuously until all of the oil has emulsified. Tony Ferrari, Saveur, 15 May 2024 And while Trujillo noted how pleasant the resulting cold brew is, the coffee will be more opaque than regular old cold brew because the ultrasonic waves emulsify the oils in the coffee. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 11 May 2024 Dijon mustard: For a hint of tanginess and to help emulsify the dressing. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for emulsify 

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of emulsify was in 1859

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“Emulsify.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emulsify. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

emulsify

verb
emul·​si·​fy i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī How to pronounce emulsify (audio)
emulsified; emulsifying
: to change (as an oil) into an emulsion
emulsifiable adjective
emulsification noun

Medical Definition

emulsify

transitive verb
emul·​si·​fy -ˌfī How to pronounce emulsify (audio)
emulsified; emulsifying
: to disperse (as an oil) in an emulsion
also : to convert (two or more immiscible liquids) into an emulsion
emulsification noun

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