transitive verb
variants: or less commonly röntgenize \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌīz \

Definition of roentgenize

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)

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First Known Use of roentgenize

1902, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for roentgenize

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

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“Roentgenize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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