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Definition of the verb atomize

What does atomize mean as a doing word?

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 previewConcise Dictionary of Chemistry (2012)

by Editorial Board

Atmospheric chemistry ¥ Atomize Attraction forces ¥ Axial bond Azide synthesis ¥ Azo compounds...

Atomize. To subdivide a liquid into very small particles; methods include: impact with a jet of gas, use of a spinning disk generator, vibrating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing (2006)

by Sunggyu Lee

The requirements for coal slurry intended to be used in IGCC are similar to those for pipeline transport, with the added requirement that, as for coal-water fuels, the slurry needs to atomize easily in the reactor. Atomization has been found to be ...

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 ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

atomize To divide a liquid into extremely minute particles, either by impact with a jet of steam or compressed air or by passage through ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (1999)

by Jeffrey Wayne Vincoli

atomize To divide a liquid into extremely minute particles, ...

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 Emulsion Technology (1983)

Basic Theory by Daniel Schuster

One may atomize the disperse phase in air and let the droplets be taken up by the continuous phase. See Refs. 12 and 13 for mechanical atomiza- tion ( particularly from nozzles) and Ref. 6 for electrical dispersion. 11. Some oils will spread ...

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Atomize Meaning

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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