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Definition of the verb achromatize

What does achromatize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: achromatized | achromatizing | achromatizes

  1. remove color from
    • example: achromatize the lenses
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: achromatise
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb achromatize


  1. To deprive of colour; to make achromatic.
  2. To remove chromatic aberration from an optical system

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Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1899)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

See achromatimtion, achromatize, etc. achromatism (a-kro'martizm), n. [( achromatto + Jam. Ci. F. achromatisma] The state or quality of being achromatic; absence of _coloration: as, to secure perfect achromatism in a telescope.

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

by William Dwight Whitney

See achro- xatizitiott, achromatize, etc. achromatism (a-kro'ma-tizm), n. K achromatic +-im. Cf. F. aehrdmatisme.] The state or quality of being achromatic ; absence of coloration : as, to secure perfect achromatism in a telescope. achiomatization ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1913)

by Casey Albert Wood

Achromatize. tr. v. To render achromatic. Achromatopsia. (L.), n. f. Total color-blindness. All colored objects appear gray to achromatoptic individuals. See Color-blindness. Achromatosen.

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

acclimatize achromatize actualize adonise advertise advise Africanize after-wise agatize aggrandize agonize agrarianize albumenize alchemize alcoholize alkalize allegorize alphabetize alterize amalgamize ambrosialize ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

A lens cluster whose foci and power are made the same for two wavelengths; the simplest achromat is a doublet that combines two single lenses with different dispersions and curvatures to achromatize the combination micr achromatin: That ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACHROMATIZE Trans. Verb. (Greek ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

achromatize (ak-ro'ma-tlz), v.

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

achromatize (ak-ro'mi-tiz), v.t. to deprive of the power of transmitting color; ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (1957)

by Philip D. Morehead

Verbs—lose color, fade, turn pale, pale, change color; decolorize, discolor, bleach, whiten, achromatize, blanch, etiolate, wash or tone down. Adjectives— colorless, uncolored, achromatic, aplanatic, hueless, pale, pallid; pale-faced; faint , dull, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions (1915)

Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison

Achromatize, v. a. Deprive of color, render non- iridescent, make perfectly transparent, render purely translucent. Acicular, a. (Bot.) Aciculate, aciform, needle- shaped- Acicálate, a. (Bot.) See Acicular. Add, a. Sour, tart, sharp, pricking, stinging, ...

Google previewWebster's Collegiate Dictionary (1896)

A Dictionary of the English Language : Giving the Derivations, Pronunciations, Definitions and Synonyms of a Large Vocabulary of the Words Occurring in Literature, Art, Science, and the Common Speech by Noah Webster

ACHROMATIZE. bitterness and astringency, like that of unripe fruit ; — used also figuratively. Ac/er-OScY (aVe'r-oV), a. [(a) L. acerosus chaffy, fr. acus chaff ; (6) as if fr. L. acus needle.] (Bot.) (a) Chaffy. (©) Needle-shaped, with a ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Achromatize ...

Google previewThe Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary (1882)

by John Ogilvie

Achromatize (a-kro'ma-tiz), v.t. To deprive of colour. Achromatopsy (n-kro'ma-top- si),n. [Gr a, priv., chroma, colour, and opsis, sight] Colour blindness, or inability to see or distinguish colours. Actironic, Achronical (a-kron'ik, a-kron'- ik-al), a.

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