burnettize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Burnett +‎ -ize, after Sir William Burnett, inventor of the process.

Verb[edit]

burnettize ‎(third-person singular simple present burnettizes, present participle burnettizing, simple past and past participle burnettized)

  1. (transitive) To subject (wood, fabrics, etc.) to a process of saturation in a solution of zinc chloride, to prevent decay.