homogenize

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

Definition of homogenize

homogenized; homogenizing
transitive verb
1 a : to blend (diverse elements) into a mixture that is the same throughout
b : to make uniform in structure or composition throughout : to make homogeneous
2 a : to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquid
b : 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
intransitive verb
: 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


HOMOGENIZE Defined for English Language Learners

homogenize

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

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

Definition of homogenize for Students

homogenized; homogenizing
: 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 play \hō-ˈmäj-ə-ˌnīz, hə-\

medical Definition of homogenize

homogenized also British homogenised; homogenizing also British homogenising
transitive verb
1 : to make homogeneous
2 a : to reduce to small particles of uniform size and distribute evenly usually in a liquid
b : 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
intransitive verb
: to become homogenized


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