transitive verb-·nized·, -·niz·ing
- to make homogeneous
- to make more uniform throughout in texture, mixture, quality, etc. by breaking down and blending the particles
- to process (milk) so that the fat particles are so finely divided and emulsified that the cream does not separate on standing
Origin of homogenizefrom obsolete adjective homogene, homogeneous + -ize
verbho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing, ho·mog·e·niz·es
- To make homogeneous.
- a. To reduce to particles and disperse throughout a fluid.b. To make uniform in consistency, especially to render (milk) uniform in consistency by emulsifying the fat content.
To become homogenized.
Origin of homogenizeFrom homogeneous
(third-person singular simple present homogenizes, present participle homogenizing, simple past and past participle homogenized)