sonicate

verb
son·​i·​cate | \ ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt How to pronounce sonicate (audio) \
sonicated; sonicating

Definition of sonicate

transitive verb

: to disrupt (something) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves sonicate bacterial cells

Other Words from sonicate

sonication \ ˌsä-​nə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce sonicate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of sonicate

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sonicate

sonic + -ate entry 4

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“Sonicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonicate. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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sonicate

transitive verb
son·​i·​cate | \ ˈsän-ə-ˌkāt How to pronounce sonicate (audio) \
sonicated; sonicating

Medical Definition of sonicate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to disrupt (as bacterial cells) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves

Other Words from sonicate

sonication \ ˌsän-​ə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce sonicate (audio) \ noun

sonicate

noun
son·​i·​cate | \ -kət How to pronounce sonicate (audio) \

Medical Definition of sonicate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a product of sonication a bacterial sonicate

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