verb (used with object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.
- to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous.
- 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.
- (tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
- to make or become homogeneous
v.“make similar,” 1742, from homogenous + -ize. Sense of “render milk uniform in consistency” is from 1901. Related: Homogenized; homogenizing.