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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.

Etymologies

Burnett +‎ -ize, after Sir William Burnett, inventor of the process. (Wiktionary)

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