Pectize Pec*tize" (p[e^]k*t[imac]z"), v. i. [Gr. phkto`s solid.] To congeal; to change into a gelatinous mass. [R.] --H. Spencer. [1913 Webster]

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  • pectize — pectizable, adj. pectization, n. /pek tuyz/, v.t., v.i., pectized, pectizing. to change into a jelly; jellify; gel; gelatinize; gelatinate. Also, esp. Brit., pectise. [1880 85; < Gk pekt(ós) fixed, congealed (see PECTIC) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pectize — pec·tize …   English syllables

  • pectize — ˈpekˌtīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Greek pēktos coagulated + English ize more at pectic transitive verb : to change from a sol to a gel compare peptize intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • pectise — [c]/ˈpɛktaɪz/ (say pektuyz) verb (pectised, pectising) –verb (t) 1. to change into a jelly. –verb (i) 2. to jellify; gel. Also, pectize. {Greek pēktos compacted, fixed + ise1} –pectisation /pɛktaɪˈzeɪʃən/ (say pektuy zayshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • pectinous —   a. pertaining to pectin.    ♦ pectize, v.t. cause to set …   Dictionary of difficult words

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