neb·​u·​lize ˈne-byə-ˌlīz How to pronounce nebulize (audio)
nebulized; nebulizing

transitive verb

: to reduce to a fine spray
nebulization noun
nebulizer noun

Examples of nebulize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His team’s solution was to nebulize the vaccine with a bicycle pump. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, 31 July 2014 That means, for example, that none of Oscar’s 2,600 employees are paid to nebulize your asthmatic nephew. Nick Fuller Googins, Men's Health, 17 Aug. 2022 There are only a tiny handful of studies in which someone tried to nebulize, or vaporize, vitamin E in experiments related to lung health. Cosby Stone, The Conversation, 22 Nov. 2019

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Word History


Latin nebula

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nebulize was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Nebulize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants or British nebulise
nebulized or British nebulised; nebulizing or British nebulising
: to reduce to a fine spray
a nebulized medication
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