micronize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Etymology: micron Date: 1940 to pulverize especially into particles a few micrometers in diameter

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  • micronize — ☆ micronize [mī′krə nīz΄ ] vt. micronized, micronizing 〚 MICRON + IZE〛 to reduce to particles of only a few microns in diameter * * * mi·cron·ize (mīʹkrə nīz ) tr.v. mi·cron·ized, mi·cron·iz·ing, mi·cron·iz·es To reduce to particles that are only …   Universalium

  • micronize — ☆ micronize [mī′krə nīz΄ ] vt. micronized, micronizing [ MICRON + IZE] to reduce to particles of only a few microns in diameter …   English World dictionary

  • micronize — mi·cron·ize also Brit mi·cron·ise mī krə .nīz vt, ized also Brit ised; iz·ing also Brit is·ing to pulverize extremely fine esp to pulverize into particles a few microns in diameter <micronized graphite> <micronized penicillin>… …   Medical dictionary

  • micronize — or micronise mʌɪkrənʌɪz verb break into very fine particles. Derivatives micronization noun micronizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • micronize — mi·cron·ize …   English syllables

  • micronize — ˈmīkrəˌnīz transitive verb Etymology: micron + ize : to pulverize extremely fine; especially : to pulverize into particles a few microns in diameter micronized graphite micronized penicillin …   Useful english dictionary

  • micronisation — noun The process by which a material is reduced in size, often to micrometer proportions. See Also: micronise, micronize …   Wiktionary

  • Mikronisierung — ist ein Verfahren zur signifikanten Verkleinerung von Partikeln durch Vermahlung. Dabei werden durchschnittliche Partikelgrößen stark verkleinert [1]. Die dadurch erzeugten mikronisierten Pulver kommen in den verschiedensten Industriezweigen zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pulverize — [v1] smash by beating, crushing abrade, atomize, beat, bray, break up, buck, comminute, contriturate, crumble, crunch, crush, flour, fragment, fragmentalize, fragmentize, granulate, grate, grind, levigate, micronize, mill, mull, pestle, pound,… …   New thesaurus

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