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emulsify

Syllabification: e·mul·si·fy
Pronunciation: /əˈməlsəˌfī
 
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Definition of emulsify in English:

verb (emulsifies, emulsifying, emulsified)

Make into or become an emulsion: [with object]: mustard helps to emulsify a vinaigrette
More example sentences
  • With the blender running, slowly add the oil and blend until emulsified.
  • Various viscous liquids were used in the heating process to emulsify the rubber.
  • The primary immunization consisted of antigen emulsified in phosphate buffered saline.

Derivatives

emulsifiable

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌfīəbəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Granular, flowable, and wettable powders are less susceptible to volatilization than emulsifiable concentrates and soluble powders.
  • Wettable powders, soluble powders and emulsifiable concentrates all can be mixed with water, but the percentage of the pesticide varies greatly.
  • To control crawling insects such as clover mites, boxelder bugs and crickets, use a wettable powder or emulsifiable concentrate liquid diluted in water and apply as a spray, or use a dust formulation to kill the pests.

emulsification

2
Pronunciation: /iˌməlsəfiˈkāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • Phosphates can aid in the emulsification and protection of colloidal suspensions for the food industry as well.
  • Bitumen can, however, be transferred into a workable state by applying heat, by blending with petroleum solvents or by emulsification in water to form a bitumen emulsion.
  • Poloxamers have an extensive range of applications in the pharmaceutical industry such as emulsification, solubilization, dispersion and as thickening, coating and wetting agents.

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