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tr.v. flu·id·ized, flu·id·iz·ing, flu·id·iz·es
To cause (a solid) to behave like a fluid, as by pulverizing or by suspending pulverized particles in a moving gas.
flu′id·i·za′tion (-ĭ-dĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(General Physics) (tr) to make fluid, esp to make (solids) fluid by pulverizing them so that they can be transported in a stream of gas as if they were liquids: fluidized coal.
ˌfluidiˈzation, ˌfluidiˈsation n
ˈfluidˌizer, ˈfluidˌiser n
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v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make fluid.
2. to suspend or transport (finely divided particles) in a stream of gas or air.
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Past participle: fluidized
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