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

Definition of nebulize

transitive verb

: to reduce to a fine spray

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Other Words from nebulize

nebulization \ ˌne-​byə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce nebulize (audio) \ noun
nebulizer \ ˈne-​byə-​ˌlī-​zər How to pronounce nebulize (audio) \ noun

Examples of nebulize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Vitamin E and vaping injuries: What’s safe in your diet is rarely safe in your lungs," 22 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nebulize

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nebulize

Latin nebula

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“Nebulize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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transitive verb
variants: or British nebulise \ ˈneb-​yə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce nebulize (audio) \
nebulized or British nebulised; nebulizing or British nebulising

Medical Definition of nebulize

: to reduce to a fine spray a nebulized medication

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