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Definition of the verb atomize

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verb - inflections: atomized | atomizing | atomizes

  1. spray very finely
    • example: atomize perfume
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • alternative spelling: atomise
    • more generic word: spray = scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
  2. strike at with firepower or bombs
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • alternative spelling: atomise
    • synonyms of atomize: nuke / zap
    • more generic words: bomb / bombard = throw bombs at or attack with bombs
  3. break up into small particles
    • example: the fine powder had been atomized by air
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: atomise
    • more generic terms: break up / fragment / fragmentise / fragmentize = break or cause to break into pieces

Alternative definition of the verb atomize


  1. to separate into atoms
  2. to make into a fine spray
  3. to fragment (can be used metaphorically)
  4. to bomb with nuclear weapons

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Google previewResidential Oil Burners (2007)

by Herb Weinberger

To atomize means to break the oil into tiny droplets that can mix with air and burn. Figure 6-14 shows the droplets of oil leaving the nozzle. Increasing the pump pressure will result in smaller droplets as shown in Figure 6-15. Figure 6-15 Oil ...



Atomism is the theory that holds that all matter consists of minute invisible particles, while to atomize means to reduce to atoms. Atomic Mass of an atom is measured in units based on one-twelve of the mass of the carbon-12 atom. Atomic ...

Google previewI-Car Professional Automotive Collision Repair (2000)

by James E. Duffy, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair

The term atomize means to break the liquid into very tiny droplets or a fine mist. This will help the material go down smoothly. This requires sufficient air pressure and volume at the spray gun. See Figure 5-13. If you plan on being a good ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

a common approach is to atomize a liquid containing the toxicant and distribute the resulting droplets over the target area ...

Google previewDictionary of Hard Words (1910)

by Robert Morris Pierce

atomize ; become nebulous [also, rarely, spelt nebulise] 'nebjo-laiz. nebulous adj. (cloudy; of nebulae) 'nebjo-las. necessarily ...

Google previewDrake's Electrical Dictionary ... (1915)

by Paul Emilius Lowe

Atomize. — The separation with an atomizer of a fluid ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

The powder is delivered to the head where centrifugal forces disperse and atomize the powder. The particles are charged by corona either from the high voltage at the edge of the bell or from the external electrodes. Shaping air around the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Research Methodology and Statistics in Applied Linguistics (2012)

by Hossein Tavakoli

Complexity theory suggests that phenomena must be looked at holistically; to atomize phenomena into a restricted number of variables and then to focus only on certain factors is to miss the necessary dynamic interaction of several parts.

Google previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2000)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

spray dryer Sludge-drying device utilizing centrifugal force to atomize sludge into fine particles and spray them into the top of a drying chamber. spray ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2016)

Although an air–acetylene flame is sufficient for the atomization of the majority of analytes, it is not sufficiently hot or reducing to atomize ...

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

by Philip D. Morehead

Verbs—atomize, bombard, cleave, split; or smash the atom, fuse. Adjectives— electronic, anodic, cathodic, solid-state, transistorized, photoelectric; superconductive; atomic, nuclear, subatomic, subnuclear, thermonuclear. ELEGANCE Good ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædic Dictionary (1879)

A New and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language, with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronunciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

atomize. and some other parts of the tropics. An atoll Is a ring of coral rock, oval rather than circular in form. One reaches eighty-eight miles in its longer , by twenty in its shorter, diameter ; but in general they are of much more limited ...

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Video shows what atomize means. to separate into atoms. to make into a fine spray. to fragment (can be used metaphorically). Atomize Meaning. How to ...

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Scrabble value of A1T1O1M3I1Z10E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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