ho·​mog·​e·​nized hō-ˈmä-jə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce homogenized (audio)
: having its particles uniformly small and evenly distributed : subjected to homogenization
homogenized latex
specifically : having its fat globules mechanically broken down into uniformly dispersed suspended droplets
homogenized milk
: uniform in structure or composition : homogenous
… tests of reading … typically contain passages that are bland, homogenized, sanitized, and boring.Diane Ravitch
… presents a somewhat simplified and homogenized view of the complex reality that is Latin American politics.Tony Phillips
When it comes to the stuff we own, we're living in an increasingly homogenized world. Same clothes, same cars, same watches, same everything.Scott Christian

Examples of homogenized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a result, we are increasingly subjected to homogenized conferences that span thousands of miles rather than the original configurations of like-minded schools in a similar geographic area of the country that each had their own unique flavor and character. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 31 July 2023 The past decade brought a lot of reckonings with the disparity between the homogenized nature of the classic American cultural canon and the diverse reality of American society. Christian Holub, EW.com, 5 Apr. 2023 And butter became homogenized. Noah Lederman, Bon Appétit, 9 June 2022 Today, teams want everything so homogenized. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 15 Sep. 2021 And there’s also the widespread sense that the old hearken back to some more homogenized past. Elvia Limón, Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2022 But in the effort to modernize, some say fast-food design has became homogenized and lost its creative purpose. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 18 Feb. 2023 This reliance would largely erase the voices of the disenfranchised, people of color and the disabled, leading to a homogenized social discourse. Rahul Raj, Rolling Stone, 17 Jan. 2023 Open daily, the farm’s shop draws people with fresh products including butter, cottage cheese and ice cream, all made with non-homogenized milk for a creamier taste. Jay Jones, Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of homogenized was in 1891

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“Homogenized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homogenized. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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