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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.
    • synonym of achromatize: 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 New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

one of crown glass and the other of flint, of such angles as nearly to achromatize each other in the positions of minimum deviatiou, and then through a small telescope. The achromatism is now effected, and varied in character, by moving one ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1860)

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and we find L" = — f L'; which shows that a flint concave lens of a power = 2, will achromatize a crown convex one of power 3, leaving the difference of powers (1) outstanding; in other words, a convex with a focal length 33, acting ...

Google previewThe standard American encyclopedia of arts, sciences, history, biography, geography, statistics, and general knowledge (1898)

by John Clark Ridpath

Achromatize, а-кгД'та-tiz, v.t. To deprive of colour; to render achromatic.

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4R1O1M3A1T1I1Z10E1

The value of this 11-letter word is 27 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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