Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of atomize.

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

  • v. break up into small particles
  • v. strike at with firepower or bombs
  • v. spray very finely

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His studies of locomotion atomise duration into instants.

    Eadweard Muybridge: pioneer photographer

  • Man, these people atomise politics to such a fine level that it's completely meaningless.

    Good timing there, JoJo.

  • "You can't help but feel that over the years we have ratcheted up the number of specific expectations and the more you atomise something, the more you chop it into little pieces and hold each piece up to the light, the more you run the risk that you don't see how it is connected," he said.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The airless atomising nozzles do not require an external air supply and will atomise with pressures as low as 10lb/in2 (on water).

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • Just occasionally you completely atomise the clay, reducing it instantly to dust rather than clipping bits off it and the satisfaction is identical to finding the sweet spot on your bat and dispatching the ball 80 yards over the square leg without any discernible effort.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Since government likes to see taxation a both stick and carrot to push through social engineering objectives its seems pretty clear that both parties have progressively attacked the family in order to atomise society to make it pliable.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • Also known as smokeless cigs, this is essentially an atomiser that uses a heating element to atomise a flavoured nicotine compound and delivers the heated vapour to the user.

    bobjots : redux

  • The enemies of public service broadcasting always want to atomise it, to split so-called market failure genres which may deserve public funds from so-called commercial ones which definitely don't.

    openDemocracy

  • He said: 'The way you defeat extremism, intolerance, prejudice and racism is to atomise it and make people feel that even if they think racist thoughts they can't say it openly.

    Home | Mail Online

  • The arrests came after Hong Kong's Department of Health found the devices which atomise nicotine into an aerosol with no burning involved on sale in a shop in the city's Sham Shui Po district.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

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