fluidise

fluidize

[floo-i-dahyz]
verb (used with object), fluidized, fluidizing.
1.
to make (something) fluid.
2.
Chemistry. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air.
verb (used without object), fluidized, fluidizing.
3.
to become fluid.
Also, especially British, fluidise.


Origin:
1850–55; fluid + -ize

fluidization, noun
fluidizer, noun
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fluidize or fluidise (ˈfluːɪˌdaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to make fluid, esp to make (solids) fluid by pulverizing them so that they can be transported in a stream of gas as if they were liquids: fluidized coal
 
fluidise or fluidise
 
vb
 
fluidi'zation or fluidise
 
n
 
fluidi'sation or fluidise
 
n
 
'fluidizer or fluidise
 
n
 
'fluidiser or fluidise
 
n

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