from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of zinc chloride, to prevent decay.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of chloride of zinc, to prevent decay; -- a process invented by Sir William Burnett.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impregnate, as timber, canvas, cordage, dead bodies, etc., with Burnett's liquid, for the purpose of preserving them from decay.
Burnett + -ize, after Sir William Burnett, inventor of the process. (Wiktionary)