ionize ionize  /ˈaɪ ə ˌnaɪz/


  1. (v) become converted into ions
  2. (v) convert into ions



  1. And in electronics it is often desirable to ionize the interior of a tube.
  2. Cosmic rays ionize the imprisoned nitrogen.
  3. Like a compass needle, these particles seek the Poles and they visibly ionize the air atoms, as an electric current ionizes gas atoms in a commercial sign.


  • Tiny Ion Engine Runs On Water

    symbolset writes "Discovery News is covering a project by two engineers from the University of Michigan to pair cubesats with tiny ion engines for inexpensive interplanetary exploration. The tiny plasma drive called the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (CAT) will ionize water and use it as propellant with power provided by solar cells. In addition to scaling down the size of ion engines they hope to ...
    on July 15, 2013     Source: Slashdot

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