intransitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to change or be changed into ions; dissociate into ions, as a salt dissolved in water, or become electrically charged, as a gas under the influence of radiation or electric discharge
tr. & intr.v.i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing, i·on·iz·es
To convert or be converted totally or partially into ions.
(third-person singular simple present ionizes, present participle ionizing, simple past and past participle ionized)
ion + -ize