The DICT Development Group

Search for:
Search type:

Database copyright information
Server information

3 definitions found
 for atomization
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Atomization \At`om*i*za"tion\, n.
     1. The act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles; or
        the state of being so reduced.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Med.) The reduction of fluids into fine spray.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: separating something into fine particles [syn:
           atomization, atomisation, fragmentation]
      2: annihilation by reducing something to atoms [syn:
         atomization, atomisation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  111 Moby Thesaurus words for "atomization":
     ablation, abrasion, aeration, aerification, alpha decay,
     alteration, analysis, anatomization, atom-chipping, atom-smashing,
     atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, attrition, beating,
     beta decay, bombardment, breakup, brecciation, breeding, bullet,
     chain reaction, change, circumstantiation, cleavage, comminution,
     corrosion, crumbling, crushing, decay, decomposition, degradation,
     demarcation, desynonymization, detrition, differencing,
     differentiation, dilapidation, discrimination, disequalization,
     disintegration, disintegration series, disjunction,
     disorganization, dissociation, dissolution, distillation,
     distinction, distinguishment, diversification, division, erosion,
     etherealization, etherification, evaporation, exchange reaction,
     exhalation, fission, fission reaction, fluidization, fractionation,
     fragmentation, fumigation, gamma decay, gasification, granulation,
     granulization, grating, grinding, incoherence, individualization,
     individuation, ionization, itemization, levigation, mashing,
     modification, neutron reaction, nonreversible reaction,
     nuclear fission, nucleization, particularization, personalization,
     photodisintegration, pounding, powdering, proton gun,
     proton reaction, ravages of time, resolution, reversible reaction,
     segregation, separation, severalization, severance, shredding,
     smashing, smoking, specialization, specification,
     splitting the atom, steaming, stimulation, sublimation, target,
     thermonuclear reaction, trituration, vaporization, variation,
     volatilization, wear, wear and tear

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229