transitive verb (-lized; -lizing) Etymology: Latin nebula Date: 1872 to reduce to a fine spray • nebulization nounnebulizer noun

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  • Nebulize — Neb u*lize, v. t. [See {Nebula}.] To reduce (as a liquid) to a fine spray or vapor; to atomize. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nebulize — (Amer.) nebjÉ™laɪz / jÊŠl v. make into a fine spray (about a liquid), vaporize; cloud the issue, obscure (also nebulise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nebulize — [neb′yə līz΄] vt. nebulized, nebulizing [< L nebula, mist (see NEBULA) + IZE] 1. to reduce (a liquid) to a fine spray 2. to spray (a diseased or injured surface) with a medicated liquid nebulization n. nebulizer n …   English World dictionary

  • nebulize — nebulizer (also nebuliser) ► NOUN ▪ a device for producing a fine spray of liquid, used for example for inhaling a medicinal drug. DERIVATIVES nebulize (also nebulise) verb …   English terms dictionary

  • nebulize — nebulization, n. nebulizer, n. /neb yeuh luyz /, v., nebulized, nebulizing. v.t. 1. to reduce to fine spray; atomize. v.i. 2. to become vague, indistinct, or nebulous. Also, esp. Brit., nebulise. [1870 75; NEBUL(A) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nebulize — verb a) To convert liquid into a fine spray of aerosols, by using a nebulizer; to atomize b) To treat a patient with medicine applied using a nebulizer …   Wiktionary

  • nebulize — To break up a liquid into a fine spray or vapor; to vaporize. [L. nebula, mist] * * * neb·u·lize or Brit neb·u·lise neb yə .līz vt, lized or Brit lised; liz·ing or Brit lis·ing to reduce to a fine spray <a nebulized medication> …   Medical dictionary

  • nebulize — neb·u·lize …   English syllables

  • nebulize — neb•u•lize [[t]ˈnɛb yəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. lized, liz•ing to reduce to fine spray; atomize • Etymology: 1870–75 neb u•li•za′tion, n. neb′u•liz er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • nebulize — …   Useful english dictionary

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