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nebulize

neb·u·lize

nebulize

 
pronunciation:
neb y laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: nebulized, nebulizes, nebulizing
definition: to convert (liquid) to a fine spray.
derivation: nebulization (n.)
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The word nebulize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize ).