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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To disperse (a precipitate) to form a colloid.

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

  • v. disperse in a medium into a colloidal state

Etymologies

Greek peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots + -ize.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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