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ionize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Physics
ionizei‧on‧ize (also ionise British English) /ˈaɪənaɪz/ verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 HCHPto form ions or make them formionization /ˌaɪənaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -nə-/ noun [uncountable]
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ionizeBy a variety of plausible means much of these gases can escape from Io and become dissociated and ionized.The idea behind the ion motor is to make use of the electrical properties of ionized atoms.If the serum albumin concentration is normal, the total serum calcium level reflects the ionized calcium concentration.Its overall effect is to raise serum ionized calcium levels and lower serum phosphorus levels.Hypocalcemia A decrease in the concentration of ionized calcium precipitates the clinical picture of hypocalcemia.The binding is reversible so that factors that decrease the protein concentration will increase the ionized fraction of calcium in the blood.In addition to cancer inductions, ionizing radiation may have significant effects on pre-natal development and on genetic or hereditary factors.
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Verb table
ionize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyionize
he, she, itionizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyionized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave ionized
he, she, ithas ionized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad ionized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill ionize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have ionized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam ionizing
he, she, itis ionizing
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you, we, theyare ionizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas ionizing
you, we, theywere ionizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been ionizing
he, she, ithas been ionizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been ionizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be ionizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been ionizing
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