What does atomize mean?

atomize meaning in General Dictionary

to cut back to atoms or to fine spray

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  • squirt extremely carefully
  • break up into small particles
  • attack at with firepower or bombs
  • to cut back to atoms, or even fine squirt.

atomize meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"reduce to atoms," 1845; "reduce a liquid to a very good mist," 1865, verb formed from atom + -ize. Related: Atomized; atomizing. Originally in reference to medical treatment for injured or diseased lung area; feeling of "to destroy with atomic tools" is from 1945.

atomize meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To lessen to atoms, or to fine spray.