homogenize

[huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh-]
verb (used with object), homogenized, homogenizing.
1.
to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous.
2.
to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
3.
to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function: to homogenize school systems.
4.
Metallurgy. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.
verb (used without object), homogenized, homogenizing.
5.
to become homogenized.
Also, especially British, homogenise.


Origin:
1885–90; homogen(eous) + -ize

homogenization, noun
homogenizer, noun
overhomogenize, verb (used with object), overhomogenized, overhomogenizing.
unhomogenized, adjective
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homogenize or homogenise (hɒˈmɒdʒɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
2.  to make or become homogeneous
 
homogenise or homogenise
 
vb
 
homogeni'zation or homogenise
 
n
 
homogeni'sation or homogenise
 
n
 
ho'mogenizer or homogenise
 
n
 
ho'mogeniser or homogenise
 
n

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Example sentences
Under communism, the state attempted to homogenize the musical heritage of the
  satellite nations into manageable uniformity.
There is a second crucial advantage in tyrannically led nations: they
  homogenize their needs and options.
Don't let these developers homogenize our landscape any further.
Let's not try to homogenize everyone into a single mold.
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