ionized ionized

Definition(s):

  • (adj) converted totally or partly into ions

Usage(s):

  1. Easily ionized chemical elements were stopped well away from the sun; some that were harder to ionize got close to the sun before they were halted.
  2. Teller explained that the gases would be completely ionized by the heat.
  3. When ionized air flows across it, the braking action of the magnetism will make it pile up in a deeper, slower moving layer that will not transfer as much heat to the solid surface.

News

  • Wired Space Photo of the Day: Outflow in Carina

    This image from the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile was used to discover an extremely large outflow in the Carina Nebula, known as Herbig-Haro 666 (HH 666). Ionized gas squirts out along the polar axis ...        
    on July 7, 2013     Source: Wired News

Quotes

  1. Fybush explains: "It's a phenomenon that happens primarily in the summer months, when a layer of the ionosphere becomes ionized in such a way that it functions as a mirror at certain frequencies, including at times the FM radio dial."
    on Aug 2, 2009 By: Scott Fybush Source: The Daily News Online

  2. "There's something ionized about the atmosphere, it just seems to pick up the fresh salty tang of the ocean," said Mr. Frizzell, who, like his wife, is 65.
    on Jul 6, 2009 By: Dick Frizzell Source: New York Times

  3. "It is not known which type of stars ionized the universe or when the transition between the two populations took place," Loeb said.
    on Sep 14, 2006 By: Avi Loeb Source: International Herald Tribune

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