homogenize [huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh-] Word Origin verb (used with object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.
- to form by blending unlike elements; make .
- to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
- to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function: to homogenize school systems.
- Metallurgy. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.
verb (used without object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.
- to become homogenized.
Also especially British, ho·mog·e·nise. Origin of homogenize First recorded in 1885–90;+ Related formsho·mog·e·ni·za·tion, nounho·mog·e·niz·er, nouno·ver·ho·mog·e·nize, verb (used with object), o·ver·ho·mog·e·nized, o·ver·ho·mog·e·niz·ing.un·ho·mog·e·nized, adjective British Dictionary definitions for homogenise homogenize homogenise verb
- (tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
- to make or become homogeneous
Derived Formshomogenization or homogenisation, nounhomogenizer or homogeniser, noun Word Origin and History for homogenise v.
chiefly British English spelling of; for suffix, see . Related: Homogenised; homogenising.
“make similar,” 1742, from+ . Sense of “render milk uniform in consistency” is from 1901. Related: Homogenized; homogenizing.