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Verb1.ionate - add ions to
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
de-ionate - remove ions from; "ionate thyroxine"
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I thought James Nesbitt portrayed a more c o m p as -s ionate character than his US counterpart and I enjoyed the scalpel-sharp dialogue with his colleagues.
He has been imprisoned in the US for th= e past 22 years - long enough considering that his punishment is disproport= ionate to other spies who worked even for enemy nations.
She was very strong-minded but very compass ionate.
From Thomas Aquinas through Richard Posner, almost every serious observer has granted the incompatibility between polygamy and Western companionate ionate marriage.
This change was likely to have a deleterious and disproport ionate impact on the already precarious position of Afro-Caribbean and Asian defendants in the criminal justice system.