sonicate

play
verb son·i·cate \ˈsä-nə-ˌkāt\

Definition of sonicate

sonicated

;

sonicating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to disrupt (something) by exposure to high-frequency sound waves sonicate bacterial cells

sonication

play \ˌsä-nə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of sonicate

sonic + 4-ate


Medical Dictionary

1

sonicate

play
transitive verb son·i·cate \ˈsän-ə-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of sonicate

sonicated

;

sonicating

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

sonication

\ˌsän-ə-ˈkā-shən\play noun

2

sonicate

play
noun son·i·cate \-kət\

Medical Definition of sonicate

  1. :  a product of sonication a bacterial sonicate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sonicate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!