emulsify

emulsify
UK [ɪˈmʌlsɪfaɪ] / US [ɪˈmʌlsɪˌfaɪ] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "emulsify":
present tense I/you/we/they emulsify he/she/it emulsifies present participle emulsifying past tense emulsified past participle emulsified chemistry
to mix extremely small drops of one liquid with another liquid, or to be mixed in this way. By doing this, liquids that do not usually combine, such as oil and water, can be mixed together.

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  • Emulsify — E*mul si*fy, v. t. [Emulsion + fy.] To convert into an emulsion; to form an emulsion; to reduce from an oily substance to a milky fluid in which the fat globules are in a very finely divided state, giving it the semblance of solution; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emulsify — 1859, from L. emulsus, pp. of emulgere “to milk out” (see EMULSION (Cf. emulsion)) + FY (Cf. fy). Related: emulsified …   Etymology dictionary

  • emulsify — ► VERB (emulsifies, emulsified) ▪ make into or become an emulsion. DERIVATIVES emulsifiable adjective emulsification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • emulsify — [ē mul′sə fī΄, imul′sə fī΄] vt., vi. emulsified, emulsifying to form into an emulsion emulsification n. emulsifier n …   English World dictionary

  • emulsify — [[t]ɪmʌ̱lsɪfaɪ[/t]] emulsifies, emulsifying, emulsified V ERG When two liquids of different thicknesses emulsify or when they are emulsified, they combine. [TECHNICAL] [pl n V] It is the pressure which releases the coffee oils; these emulsify and …   English dictionary

  • emulsify — verb To make into an emulsion. Ant: de emulsify …   Wiktionary

  • emulsify — verb (I, T) if two liquids emulsify, they combine to become a smooth mixture …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • emulsify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Date: 1859 to disperse (as an oil) in an emulsion; also to convert (two or more immiscible liquids) into an emulsion • emulsifiable adjective • emulsification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • emulsify — emulsifiable, emulsible, adj. emulsifiability, emulsibility, n. emulsification, n. emulsifier, n. /i mul seuh fuy /, v.t., v.i., emulsified, emulsifying. to make into or form an emulsion. [1855 60; < L emuls(us) (see EMULSION) + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • emulsify — To make in the form of an emulsion. * * * emul·si·fy .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to disperse (as an oil) in an emulsion also to convert (two or more immiscible liquids) into an emulsion emul·si·fi·ca·tion i .məl sə fə kā shən n * * * emul·si·fy (e… …   Medical dictionary

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