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 (hə-mŏj′ə-nīz′, hō-)
v. ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing, ho·mog·e·niz·es
1. 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.

[From homogeneous.]

ho·mog′e·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
ho·mog′e·niz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homogenization - the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition; "the homogenization of cream"; "the network's homogenization of political news"
blending, blend - the act of blending components together thoroughly


[həˌmɒdʒənaɪˈzeɪʃən] homogenisation (British) n
[group, population, society] → uniformisation f
the homogenization of culture → l'uniformisation de la culture
[substance] → homogénéisation f
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