Definition of opacify in English:

opacify

Line breaks: opa|cify
Pronunciation: /ə(ʊ)ˈpasɪfʌɪ
 
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verb (opacifies, opacifying, opacified)

technical
Make or become opaque: [with object]: milk-glass opacified with arsenic displays a fiery opalescence if the cavity opacifies, you should consider a fungal ball
More example sentences
  • Thrombosed AVMs may not opacify during angiography and may only be recognized as areas of avascular mass effect or very subtle arteriovenous shunting.
  • Catheter shapes vary from flush catheters that opacify large vessels to selective catheters that can be introduced into branch vessels.
  • The normal gallbladder (without stones) becomes opacified after the ingestion of iodinated contrast tablets.

Derivatives

opacifier

noun
More example sentences
  • The secondary components can be classified as decolorants, opacifiers, colorants, or refiners.
  • Technically, the tin does not improve the bead - unlike in later, true glass, where tin can act as an opacifier to deepen its colour.

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