Fluidize
Fluidize \Flu"id*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fluidized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fluidizing}.] To render fluid. [1913 Webster]

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  • fluidize — (Amer.) v. (Chemistry) make into a fluid; cause to have the qualities of a fluid; suspend or transport fine particles in a stream of gas or air (also fluidise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fluidize — [flo͞o′ə dīz΄] vt. fluidized, fluidizing 1. to make fluid 2. to give fluid properties to (a solid), as by pulverizing …   English World dictionary

  • fluidize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: circa 1855 1. to cause to flow like a fluid 2. to suspend (as solid particles) in a rapidly moving stream of gas or vapor to induce flowing motion of the whole • fluidization noun • fluidizer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fluidize — fluidization, n. fluidizer, n. /flooh i duyz /, v., fluidized, fluidizing. v.t. 1. to make (something) fluid. 2. Chem. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air. v.i. 3. to become fluid. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • fluidize — verb To give particles of solid the properties of a fluid, either by shaking or by injecting gas …   Wiktionary

  • fluidize — Synonyms and related words: aerate, aerify, atomize, carbonate, chlorinate, colliquate, cut, decoagulate, decoct, deliquesce, dissolve, distill, emit, etherify, etherize, evaporate, exhale, fluidify, flux, fractionate, fume, fumigate, fuse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fluidize — or fluidise flu:ɪdʌɪz verb technical cause (a finely divided solid) to acquire the characteristics of a fluid by passing a gas upwards through it. Derivatives fluidization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • fluidize — flu·id·ize …   English syllables

  • fluidize — flu•id•ize [[t]ˈflu ɪˌdaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) to make fluid 2) chem. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air • Etymology: 1850–55 flu id•i•za′tion, n. flu′id•iz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fluidize — v.tr. (also ise) cause (a finely divided solid) to acquire the characteristics of a fluid by the upward passage of a gas etc. Derivatives: fluidization n …   Useful english dictionary

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