pel·​let·​ize ˈpe-lə-ˌtīz How to pronounce pelletize (audio)
pelletized; pelletizing

transitive verb

: to form or compact into pellets
pelletize ore
: to coat (seeds) with a soluble material (as to facilitate ease of handling)
pelletization noun
pelletizer noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of going to its usual vendors who collect, sort, wash, and pelletize the plastic into a consistent substrate, Herman Miller joined NextWave Plastics, a consortium that aims to divert tons of plastic from entering the ocean. Anne Quito, Quartz, 2 Sep. 2021 First, machines process, clean, flake, and pelletize the plastic bales. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pelletize was in 1942

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“Pelletize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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