pelletize

[pel-i-tahyz]
verb (used with object), pelletized, pelletizing.
1.
to make or form (concentrated ore) into pellets.
verb (used without object), pelletized, pelletizing.
2.
to make or manufacture pellets.
Also, especially British, pelletise.


Origin:
1940–45; pellet + -ize

pelletization, noun
pelletizer, noun
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However, in processing animal feed it is often necessary to heat the ingredients briefly to pelletize the mixture.
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To prepare the resin for shipment, the manufacturer may extrude the resin and then pelletize it.
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