homogenize

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verb ho·mog·e·nize \hō-ˈmä-jə-ˌnīz, hə-\

Definition of homogenize

homogenized

;

homogenizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to blend (diverse elements) into a mixture that is the same throughoutb :  to make uniform in structure or composition throughout :  to make homogeneous

  3. 2a :  to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquidb :  to reduce the particles of so that they are uniformly small and evenly distributed; specifically :  to break up the fat globules of (milk) into very fine particles homogenized milk

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become uniform in structure or composition throughout :  to become homogenized

homogenizer

noun

Examples of homogenize in a Sentence

  1. The new curriculum is an attempt to homogenize education throughout the county.

  2. plans to homogenize the science curriculum in public high schools throughout the state

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Origin and Etymology of homogenize

see homogeneous


HOMOGENIZE Defined for English Language Learners

homogenize

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verb

Definition of homogenize for English Language Learners

  • : to treat (milk) so that the fat is mixed throughout instead of floating on top

  • : to change (something) so that its parts are the same or similar


HOMOGENIZE Defined for Kids

homogenize

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verb ho·mog·e·nize \hō-ˈmä-jə-ˌnīz, hə-\

Definition of homogenize for Students

homogenized

;

homogenizing

  1. :  to reduce the particles within a liquid (as milk or paint) to the same size and spread them evenly in the liquid


Medical Dictionary

homogenize

verb ho·mog·e·nize
variants: also British

homogenise

\hō-ˈmäj-ə-ˌnīz, hə-\play

Medical Definition of homogenize

homogenized

also British

homogenised

;

homogenizing

also British

homogenising

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to make homogeneous

  4. 2a:  to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquidb:  to reduce the particles of so that they are uniformly small and evenly distributed; specifically :  to break up the fat globules of (milk) into very fine particles especially by forcing through minute openings

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to become homogenized



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