pelletize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1942 1. to form or compact into pellets <
pelletize ore
>
2. to coat (seeds) with a soluble material (as to facilitate ease of handling) • pelletization nounpelletizer noun

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  • pelletize — [pel′ə tīz΄] vt. pelletized, pelletizing to form (a substance) into pellets; specif., to make pellets of the iron containing particles recovered from pulverized low grade iron (ore) pelletization n …   English World dictionary

  • pelletize — ˈpeləd.ˌīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) : to make into pellets pelletize foodstuffs for animals and fowl pelletize ore …   Useful english dictionary

  • pelletize — pellet ► NOUN 1) a small, rounded, compressed mass of a substance. 2) a piece of small shot or other lightweight bullet. 3) a small mass of bones and feathers regurgitated by a bird of prey. ► VERB (pelleted, pelleting) 1) form into pellets. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • pelletize — pelletization, n. pelletizer, n. /pel i tuyz /, v., pelletized, pelletizing. v.t. 1. to make or form (concentrated ore) into pellets. v.i. 2. to make or manufacture pellets. Also, esp. Brit., pelletise. [1940 45; PELLET + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pelletize — verb To form into pellets …   Wiktionary

  • pelletize — pel·let·ize …   English syllables

  • pelletize — pel•let•ize [[t]ˈpɛl ɪˌtaɪz[/t]] v. ized, iz•ing 1) cvb mel min to make or form (concentrated ore) into pellets 2) cvb to make or manufacture pellets • Etymology: 1940–45 pel let•i•za′tion, n. pel′let•i zer, n …   From formal English to slang

  • pelletized — pelletize (Amer.) pelɪtaɪz v. gather solid particles on the bottom of vial or test tube (also pelletise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pelletizes — pelletize (Amer.) pelɪtaɪz v. gather solid particles on the bottom of vial or test tube (also pelletise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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