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

Other Words from emulsify

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

Examples of emulsify in a Sentence

mix the oil and vinegar until they emulsify
Recent Examples on the Web Turn on blender to medium speed and drizzle in oil slowly to emulsify. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 22 Sep. 2021 If your aioli breaks, or doesn’t emulsify and looks clumpy instead of smooth, fix it by starting over in a clean bowl with a fresh egg yolk. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 This sausage isn’t bratwurst; the meat doesn’t emulsify in the fat. Bon Appétit, 14 June 2021 As explained by cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson in a recent episode of Allure's The Science of Beauty podcast, your typical shampoo formula — both liquid and bars — contain surfactants to emulsify oil and dirt on the hair and scalp. Nykia Spradley, Allure, 29 May 2021 Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, blending to emulsify the vinaigrette. Beth Segal, cleveland, 14 May 2021 Slowly add in the milk and whisk constantly to emulsify. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 To properly emulsify, keeping food processor running, or pulse, adding oil in a slow stream. Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2021 Or emulsify creamy salad dressings, mayonnaise and other homemade sauces. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, 14 Apr. 2021

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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 6 Dec. 2021.

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emulsify

verb

English Language Learners Definition of emulsify

: 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 emulsify (audio) \ noun

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