marbleize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1854 marble

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  • Marbleize — Mar ble*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marbleized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marbleizing}.] To stain or grain in imitation of marble; to cover with a surface resembling marble; as, to marbleize slate, wood, or iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • marbleize — (Amer.) v. cause to resemble marble, apply decorative material or color to give the appearance of marble (also marbleise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • marbleize — ☆ marbleize [mär′bəl īz΄ ] vt. marbleized, marbleizing to make, color, grain, or streak in imitation of marble …   English World dictionary

  • marbleize — verb make something look like marble marbleize the fireplace • Syn: ↑marbleise • Derivationally related forms: ↑marbleisation (for: ↑marbleise), ↑marbleization, ↑marbleizin …   Useful english dictionary

  • marbleize — marbleization, n. /mahr beuh luyz /, v.t., marbleized, marbleizing. marble. Also, marbelize; esp. Brit., marbleise. [1865 75, Amer.; MARBLE + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • marbleize — verb a) To make (something) look like marble; to marble. b) To come to look like marble; to marble …   Wiktionary

  • marbleize — Synonyms and related words: band, bar, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blotch, check, checker, dapple, dot, flake, fleck, freckle, harlequin, iris, maculate, marble, motley, mottle, pepper, polychrome, polychromize, rainbow, spangle, speck, speckle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • marbleize — mar·ble·ize …   English syllables

  • marbleize — mar•ble•ize or mar•bel•ize [[t]ˈmɑr bəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing marble • Etymology: 1865–75, amer. mar ble•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Marbleized — Marbleize Mar ble*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marbleized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marbleizing}.] To stain or grain in imitation of marble; to cover with a surface resembling marble; as, to marbleize slate, wood, or iron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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