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


First Known Use: 1959


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).

WORD OF THE DAY

to cast off or become cast off

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • ludwig-richter-spring-has-arrived
  • Which is a synonym of upbraid?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ