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fluidize

[floo-i-dahyz] /ˈflu ɪˌdaɪz/
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
1850-1855
1850-55; fluid + -ize
Related forms
fluidization, noun
fluidizer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fluidize

fluidize

/ˈfluːɪˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) 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
Derived Forms
fluidization, fluidisation, noun
fluidizer, fluidiser, noun
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