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aromatize

[uh-roh-muh-tahyz] /əˈroʊ məˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), aromatized, aromatizing.
1.
to make aromatic or fragrant.
Also, especially British, aromatise.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin arōmatizāre < Greek arōmatízein to spice. See aroma, -ize
Related forms
aromatizer, noun
dearomatize, verb (used with object), dearomatized, dearomatizing.
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British Dictionary definitions for aromatize

aromatize

/əˈrəʊməˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make aromatic
2.
to convert (an aliphatic compound) to an aromatic compound
Derived Forms
aromatization, aromatisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for aromatize
v.

late 15c., from Old French aromatiser (12c.), from Latin aromatizare, from Greek aromatizein "to spice," from aromat-, stem of aroma "seasoning, sweet spice" (see aroma).

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