[[t]həˈmɒdʒ əˌnaɪz, hoʊ-[/t]] v. -nized, -niz•ing
1) to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous
2) coo to emulsify the fat globules in (milk or cream), causing them to be equally distributed throughout
3) cvb to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function:
to homogenize school systems[/ex]
4) cvb to become homogenized
Etymology: 1885–90 ho•mog`e•ni•za′tion, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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