Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make homogeneous.
  • transitive v. To reduce to particles and disperse throughout a fluid.
  • transitive v. To make uniform in consistency, especially to render (milk) uniform in consistency by emulsifying the fat content.
  • intransitive v. To become homogenized.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make homogenous, to blend or puree.
  • v. Specifically, to treat milk so that the cream no longer separates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To blend (a collection of unlike elements) together so as to make the whole uniform in character, composition, or function.
  • transitive v. To blend separated liquids together so as to form a uniform emulsion which does not separate out into its original constituents on standing; -- used especially of milk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make homogeneous; mix evenly, as several ingredients; reduce to an even standard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. break up the fat globules of
  • v. cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
  • v. become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing

Etymologies

From homogeneous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • It was also the job of Sejanes and An'desha to "homogenize" the incoming energies by mixing them, for a flood of only one kind might do the same thing.

    Storm Breaking

  • An increasing body of evidence suggests that the methods used to "homogenize" global temperature data were very effectively adding a warming bias to that data - a "thumb on the scale" that appears to account for a good bit of the observed warming.

    Pajamas Media

  • The three groups take raw data, and they "homogenize" it to remove temperature discrepancies that occur when a station is moved to a warmer or colder location.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The three groups take raw data, and they "homogenize" it to remove temperature discrepancy'st hat occur when a station is moved to a warmer or colder location.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The three groups take raw data, and they "homogenize" it to remove temperature discrepanciest hat occur when a station is moved to a warmer or colder location.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The three groups take raw data, and they "homogenize" it to remove temperature discrepancy's that occur when a station is moved to a warmer or colder location.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • I have an old Champion juicer that has a "homogenize" function that re-blends juice and pulp.

    Missoula Independent

  • One expert on Tibet said China's leaders like to "homogenize" Tibet's problems as a development issue to downplay the region's distinct culture.

    The Guardian World News

  • Please someone look at how their computer codes "homogenize" the temp data for all of these studies.

    Discover Blogs

  • The three groups take raw data, and they "homogenize" it to remove things like when a station was moved to a warmer location and there's a 2C jump in the temperature.

    News ┬╗ Julie Henry

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