[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.
a person or thing that ionizes, esp an electrical device used within a room to refresh its atmosphere by restoring negative ions
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.
noun, Physics. 1. any radiation, as a stream of alpha particles or x-rays, that produces ionization as it passes through a medium. noun 1. electromagnetic or corpuscular radiation that is able to cause ionization ionizing radiation n. High-energy radiation capable of producing ionization in substances through which it passes.
- I only work here
sentence I can’t answer your question; I don’t know what is going on, even though I probably should (1950s+)
1. a combining form with the meanings “ion,” “ionized,” “ionosphere,” used in the formation of compound words: ionophore.
[ahy-on-uh-jin, -jen] /aɪˈɒn ə dʒɪn, -ˌdʒɛn/ noun, Physics, Chemistry. 1. any substance capable of producing , as an electrolyte.