roentgenize

transitive verb

roent·​gen·​ize
variants or less commonly röntgenize
ˈ⸗⸗ˌīz
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to make (air or other gas) conductive of electricity by the passage of X rays
2
: to subject to the action of X rays (as for the treatment of a tumor)

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary roentgen-, röntgen- (from Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) + -ize

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roentgenize was in 1902

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“Roentgenize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roentgenize. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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