sonicate

verb
son·i·cate | \ ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt \
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 \ 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

transitive verb
son·i·cate | \ ˈsän-ə-ˌkāt \
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 \ noun

sonicate

noun
son·i·cate | \ -kət \

Medical Definition of sonicate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a product of sonication a bacterial sonicate

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