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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

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for achromatize

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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 Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English (2017)

by Clive Upton, William A. Kretzschmar, Jr.

m achromatize ...

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

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 previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

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

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

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 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 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 previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

ACHROMATIZE Trans. Verb. (Greek ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1916 |8th ed. 1916 printing (1919)

achromatize (ah-kro'mat-iz). To render achro- □atic achromatocyte (ah-kro-mat'o-slt) [Gr. a priv. + XflCiuA color □+□ nWot cell]. A decolorized erythrocyte. uhromatolysis (ah-kro-mat-ol'is-is) [ achromatin ...

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 sharp, rigid ...

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

by George Milbry Gould

Achromatize ...

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Achromatize Meaning

Video shows what achromatize means. To deprive of colour; to make achromatic.. To remove chromatic aberration from an optical system. achromatize ...

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