Porphyrize
Porphyrize Por`phy*rize, v. t. [Cf. F. porphyriser, Gr. ? to purplish.] To cause to resemble porphyry; to make spotted in composition, like porphyry. [1913 Webster]

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  • porphyrize — /pawr feuh ruyz /, v.t., porphyrized, porphyrizing. to subject to porphyrization. Also, esp. Brit., porphyrise. [1740 50; PORPHYR(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • porphyrize — /pawr feuh ruyz /, v.t., porphyrized, porphyrizing. to subject to porphyrization. Also, esp. Brit., porphyrise. [1740 50; PORPHYR(Y) + IZE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • porphyrization — /pawr feuh reuh zay sheuhn/, n. reduction to a powder, formerly done on a slab of porphyry. [1825 35; PORPHYRIZE + ATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • porphyrization — /pawr feuh reuh zay sheuhn/, n. reduction to a powder, formerly done on a slab of porphyry. [1825 35; PORPHYRIZE + ATION] …   Useful english dictionary

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