To disperse (a precipitate) to form a colloid.
To change into a colloid, usually through the action of an added chemical; esp., to change (a gel) into a sol.
To disperse a precipitate to form a colloid.
To disperse in a medium so as to form a colloidal solution.
Alphaltenes have a tendency to aggregate and flocculate, but resins contained in the crude oil peptize them and keep them in solution.
Origin of peptize
- Greek peptein to digest pekw- in Indo-European roots –ize
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition