flu·​id·​ize ˈflü-ə-ˌdīz How to pronounce fluidize (audio)
fluidized; fluidizing

transitive verb

: to cause to flow like a fluid
: to suspend (something, such as solid particles) in a rapidly moving stream of gas or vapor to induce flowing motion of the whole
fluidization noun
fluidizer noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluidize was circa 1855

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Cite this Entry

“Fluidize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluidize. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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