Agenize


Agenize
verb
age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride)
Syn: ↑Agenise
Derivationally related forms: ↑Agene (for: ↑Agenise), ↑Agene
Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑treat
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\\ˈājəˌnīz\ transitive verb (-ed/-ing/-s)
Etymology: agene + -ize
: to treat (flour) with nitrogen trichloride

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/ay"jeuh nuyz'/, v.t., agenized, agenizing.
to bleach (flour) with nitrogen trichloride.
Also, esp. Brit., agenise.
[1945-50; agene U.S. trade name for nitrogen trichloride + -IZE]

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  • agenize — /ay jeuh nuyz /, v.t., agenized, agenizing. to bleach (flour) with nitrogen trichloride. Also, esp. Brit., agenise. [1945 50; agene U.S. trade name for nitrogen trichloride + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • agenize — age·nize ā jə .nīz vt, nized; niz·ing to treat (flour) with nitrogen trichloride …   Medical dictionary

  • agenize — ag·en·ize …   English syllables

  • Agenise — verb age or bleach flour with Agene (nitrogen trichloride) • Syn: ↑Agenize • Derivationally related forms: ↑Agene, ↑Agene (for: ↑Agenize) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agene — noun a yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour • Syn: ↑nitrogen trichloride • Derivationally related forms: ↑Agenize, ↑Agenise • Usage Domain: ↑trade name • …   Useful english dictionary

  • nitrogen trichloride — noun a yellow pungent volatile oil (trade name Agene) formerly used for bleaching and aging flour • Syn: ↑Agene • Derivationally related forms: ↑Agenize (for: ↑Agene), ↑Agenise (for: ↑Agene) …   Useful english dictionary