(Latin: a suffix; to act in a certain way; to treat in a certain way; to make into; to treat with; to do; to make; to cause)
These word entries are just a small listing of the many words that exist with the -ize endings; so, be aware that there are many more words with this suffix which exist in this lexicon.
Another closely related suffix family with the same meanings, but a different spelling, is located at this -ise unit.
2. To develop soil, or land, so it is richer and better able to support the growth of plants: In addition to the other farmers, Jeff and Wright fertilize their fields by adding natural substances (manure, for example) or special chemicals in order to produce more plants for food.
There was a debate among the farmers in the town, where Jeff and Wright live, about whether to use natural or chemical nutrients to fertilize the soil.3. To make pregnant: Mike owned a famous bull which was hired by other farmers to fertilize the cows so they could bear calves and increase the size of the herds.
2. To stimulate by or as if by a galvanic (electrical) current.
3. In medicine, to stimulate or treat muscles or nerves with induced direct current (distinguished from faradize).
4. To startle into sudden activity; to stimulate.
5. To coat metal; especially, iron or steel) with zinc.
Galvanizing steel involves going through a chemical process to keep it from corroding. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc because rust won't attack the protective metal. For countless outdoor, marine, or industrial applications, galvanizing steel is an essential fabrication component.
The principal method of making steel resist corrosion is by alloying it with another metal; such as, zinc. When steel is submerged in melted zinc, the chemical reaction permanently bonds the zinc to the steel by galvanizing it. The zinc isn't exactly a sealer, like paint, because it doesn't just coat the steel; it actually permanently becomes a part of it.
The zinc goes through a reaction with the iron molecules within the steel to form by galvanizing ir. The most external layer is all zinc, but successive layers are a mixture of zinc and iron, with an interior of pure steel. These multiple layers are responsible for the amazing property of the metal to withstand corrosion-inducing circumstances, such as saltwater or moisture. Besides being inexpensive and effective, galvanizing of metal is popular because it can be recycled and reused multiple times.
2. A person whose ethnicity is a multi-word hyphenated term, such as "African-American".
3. A punctuation mark ( - ) which is used between the parts of a compound word, or a name or between the syllables of a word; especially, when it is divided at the end of a line of text.
Your town might illegalize smoking in certain places or your state senators could vote to illegalize dogs and cats fighting each other.
It's considered better grammar to say "to make illegal," or even "to criminalize," because to illegalize is probably known by very few people since it is a relatively new verb that is constructed from illegal, "against the law," and the verb-suffix or ending is -ize.
2. To cause to be remembered or famous forever: There are many characters who exist now and who will be immortalized as a result of what they are doing for other people.