Definition of homogenize
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
: to become uniform in structure or composition throughout : to become homogenized
Examples of homogenize in a Sentence
The new curriculum is an attempt to homogenize education throughout the county.
plans to homogenize the science curriculum in public high schools throughout the state
Recent Examples of homogenize from the Web
Liebel gives credit to Virgin for preventing their high-concept approach from being homogenized.
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Origin and Etymology of homogenize
First Known Use: 1886
HOMOGENIZE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of homogenize for Students
: to reduce the particles within a liquid (as milk or paint) to the same size and spread them evenly in the liquid
Medical Definition of homogenize
transitive verb: to make homogeneous
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
intransitive verb: to become homogenized
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