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.
- v. transitive To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of zinc chloride, to prevent decay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. (Manuf.) 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.
- Burnett + -ize, after Sir William Burnett, inventor of the process. (Wiktionary)
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