Burnettize
Burnettize Bur"nett*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burnettized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burnettizing}.] (Manuf.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; -- a process invented by Sir William Burnett. [1913 Webster]

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  • burnettize — bur·nett·ize …   English syllables

  • burnettize —   v.t. v.t. saturate with zinc chloride solution to prevent decay.    ♦ burnettizing, n. such process, invented by Sir W Burnett …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • burnettize — (ˌ)bərˈned.ˌīz, (ˈ)bərnə̇ˌtīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Sir William Burnett died 1861 Scottish physician, inventor of the process + English ize : to impregnate (as wood or fabrics) with zinc chloride solution under pressure to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burnettized — Burnettize Bur nett*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burnettized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burnettizing}.] (Manuf.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; a process invented by Sir… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burnettizing — Burnettize Bur nett*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burnettized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burnettizing}.] (Manuf.) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; a process invented by Sir… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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