Peptize meaning

pĕptīz
To disperse (a precipitate) to form a colloid.
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To change into a colloid, usually through the action of an added chemical; esp., to change (a gel) into a sol.
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To disperse a precipitate to form a colloid.
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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.

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Origin of peptize

  • Greek peptein to digest pekw- in Indo-European roots –ize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition