Opalize
Opalize O"pal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalizing}.] [Cf. F. opaliser.] To convert into opal, or a substance like opal. --Lyell. [1913 Webster]

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  • opalize — verb a) To convert into a form of opal or chalcedony, especially to convert wood into such a fossilized form. b) To make opalescent …   Wiktionary

  • opalize — opal·ize …   English syllables

  • opalize — verb 1. make opalescent • Syn: ↑opalise • Derivationally related forms: ↑opal • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • Opalized — Opalize O pal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalizing}.] [Cf. F. opaliser.] To convert into opal, or a substance like opal. Lyell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Opalizing — Opalize O pal*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Opalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Opalizing}.] [Cf. F. opaliser.] To convert into opal, or a substance like opal. Lyell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opalise — verb 1. make opalescent • Syn: ↑opalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑opal (for: ↑opalize) • Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • opalise — /ˈoʊpəlaɪz/ (say ohpuhluyz) verb (t) (opalised, opalising) 1. to make opalescent. 2. to convert into opal. Also, opalize. –opalised, adjective –opalisation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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