peptize

[pep-tahyz]
verb (used with object), peptized, peptizing.
to disperse (a substance) into colloidal form, usually in a liquid.
Also, especially British, peptise.


Origin:
1860–65; pept(one) + -ize

peptizable, adjective
peptization, noun
peptizer, noun
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peptize or peptise (ˈpɛptaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) chem to disperse (a substance) into a colloidal state, usually to form a sol
 
peptise or peptise
 
vb
 
'peptizable or peptise
 
adj
 
'peptisable or peptise
 
adj
 
pepti'zation or peptise
 
n
 
pepti'sation or peptise
 
n
 
'peptizer or peptise
 
n
 
'peptiser or peptise
 
n

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Dilute solutions of alkali peptize the manganese oxide gel giving a stable negatively charged sol.
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