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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 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 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 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.

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary. 1919 (1919)

10th ed

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 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 ...

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