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English definition of “ionize”


verb [I or T] uk specialized (UK usually ionise)   /ˈaɪ.ə.naɪz/ us  
to (cause to) form an ionPhysical and chemical processes
adjective uk (UK usually ionised)   /-naɪzd/ us  
Nebulae contain very large amounts of ionized gas.Atoms, molecules and sub-atomic particles
noun [U] uk (UK usually ionisation)   /ˌaɪ.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Widespread ionization occurs readily in the Earth's upper atmosphere.Physical and chemical processes
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