mi·​cron·​ize ˈmī-krə-ˌnīz How to pronounce micronize (audio)
micronized; micronizing

transitive verb

: to pulverize especially into particles a few micrometers in diameter

Examples of micronize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thankfully they’ve have been upgraded in recent years to be micronized so the white cast isn’t as noticeable. Holly Carter, Peoplemag, 1 June 2023

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Word History



First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of micronize was in 1940

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“Micronize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micronize. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants also British micronise
micronized also British micronised; micronizing also British micronising
: to pulverize extremely fine
especially : to pulverize into particles a few microns in diameter
micronized graphite
micronized penicillin
micronization noun
also British micronisation

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