homogenize

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

Definition of homogenize

homogenized

homogenizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to blend (diverse elements) into a uniform mixture b :  to make homogeneous

  3. 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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>

Did You Know?

Homogenized milk has been around so long--about a hundred years--that many Americans have never seen milk with the cream on top, and probably think cream separation only happens in expensive yogurt. But homogenize was being used before anyone succeeded in getting milk and cream to mix. People who use the word often dislike the idea that everything is becoming the same, whether it's radio shows that are no longer produced locally or schools that rely too much on standardized testing.

1886

First Known Use of homogenize

1886


HOMOGENIZE Defined for English Language Learners

homogenize

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

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

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

Variants of homogenize

also British

homogenise

\hō-ˈmäj-ə-ˌnīz, hə-\play


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