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Definition of "atomize" []

  • To reduce to or separate into atoms. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce to tiny particles or a fine spray. (verb-transitive)
  • To break into small fragments. (verb-transitive)
  • To subject to bombardment with atomic weapons. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atomize" in a sentence
  • "But while the San Jose Bike Party involves thousands of people acting ridiculously en masse, Portlanders prefer to sort of "atomize" their rides by humiliating themselves in highly specific ways."
  • "In particular, efforts might usefully be made to "atomize" each step so that all significant influences could be accounted for that might affect the final results (being careful not to leave out a detailed discussion of each equation/theory used)."
  • "What's New in This Release: [read full changelog] · The "atomize" function is restored."