Agatize
Agatize Ag"a*tize, v. t. [Usually p. p. {Agatized}.] To convert into agate; to make resemble agate. --Dana. [1913 Webster]

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  • agatize — /ag euh tuyz /, v.t., agatized, agatizing. to change into or make like agate. Also, esp. Brit., agatise. [AGATE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • agatize — verb To convert a living thing into the form of agate; to fossilize …   Wiktionary

  • agatize — ag·at·ize …   English syllables

  • agatize — d.ˌīz, ˌtīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary agate (I) + ize : to change into agate or give the appearance of agate to agatized wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • agatiser — ⇒AGATISER, verbe trans. I. MINÉR., emploi actif et pronom. Convertir en agate. Synon. (s )agatifier. Rem. Attesté ds Ac. 1798 Suppl. 1835 (à la forme active), Ac. Compl. 1842, BESCH. 1845, LITTRÉ, Lar. 20e. II. PEINT., emploi pronom. [En parlant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • agatisé — agatisé, ée [ agatize ] adj. • 1781; de agate ♦ Qui a le poli, le nuancé de l agate. ⇒AGATISÉ, ÉE, part. passé et adj. I. Part. passé de agatiser. II. Adjectif A. [En parlant d obj. divers, en partic. dans le domaine de la peint.] Qui a l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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