Other forms: emulsified; emulsifying; emulsifies

When you emulsify something, you mix it so thoroughly that it becomes an emulsion, or a mixture of two liquids that can't be completely blended together.

Home cooks emulsify any time they make a good oil-based salad dressing, thoroughly mixing the oil with the vinegar or other liquid ingredients. While the oil, because it's not soluble, can't be completely combined with the vinegar, you can emulsify the two so that the tiny drops of oil are dispersed across the volume of vinegar and the texture of the salad dressing is satisfying. Emulsify comes from the Latin word emulsus, or "milked out."

Definitions of emulsify
  1. verb
    cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
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    cause to demulsify
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    form into or become an emulsion
    “The solution emulsified
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    break down into components
    type of:
    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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