[ahy-uh-nahyz] /ˈaɪ əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), ionized, ionizing.
to separate or change into .
to produce in.
verb (used without object), ionized, ionizing.
to become changed into the form of , as by dissolving.
to change or become changed into ions
1896, from ion + -ize. Related: Ionized; ionizing.
ionize i·on·ize (ī’ə-nīz’)
v. i·on·ized, i·on·iz·ing, i·on·iz·es
To dissociate atoms or molecules into electrically charged atoms or radicals.
[ir-i-des-uh nt] /ˌɪr ɪˈdɛs ənt/ adjective 1. displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow. noun 2. an iridescent cloth, material, or other substance: new fall dresses of imported iridescents. /ˌɪrɪˈdɛsənt/ adjective 1. displaying a spectrum of colours that shimmer and change due to interference and scattering as the observer’s position changes […]
[non-ahy-ern] /nɒnˈaɪ ərn/ adjective, British. 1. . /ˌnɒnˈaɪən/ adjective 1. (of a fabric) composed of any of various man-made fibres that are crease-resistant and do not require ironing
[ahy-ron-ik] /aɪˈrɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning; containing or exemplifying : an ironic novel; an ironic remark. 2. of, relating to, or tending to use irony or mockery; . 3. coincidental; unexpected: It was ironic that I was seated next to my ex-husband […]
[ir-i-geyt] /ˈɪr ɪˌgeɪt/ verb (used with object), irrigated, irrigating. 1. to supply (land) with water by artificial means, as by diverting streams, flooding, or spraying. 2. Medicine/Medical. to supply or wash (an orifice, wound, etc.) with a spray or a flow of some liquid. 3. to moisten; wet. /ˈɪrɪˌɡeɪt/ verb 1. to supply (land) with […]