homogenize

To homogenize is to make something the same, or similar. When dairies homogenize milk, they mix it so the cream isn't separate from the rest of the milk, but instead all the liquid is the same consistency.

When food processors homogenize milk, they make it uniform or alike, and when circumstances homogenize a neighborhood or school, the result is a group of people who generally all resemble each other. You might complain that high rents and gentrification in your town have homogenized it, leaving only wealthy professionals able to afford to live there. The Greek root, homogenes, means "of the same kind."

Definitions of homogenize
1

v cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing

homogenize the main ingredients”
Synonyms:
homogenise
homogenise
become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing
Type of:
equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match
make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

v break up the fat globules of

homogenized milk”
Synonyms:
homogenise
Antonyms:
clabber, clot, curdle
turn into curds
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v become homogeneous or similar, as by mixing

“The two liquids homogenized in the blender”
Synonyms:
homogenise
homogenise
cause to become equal or homogeneous as by mixing
Antonyms:
clabber, clot, curdle
turn into curds
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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