ergotize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ergot +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

ergotize (third-person singular simple present ergotizes, present participle ergotizing, simple past and past participle ergotized)

  1. (transitive) To affect with ergot.
    • 1846, Pharmaceutical Journal: A Weekly Record of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences
      We refer now to the power possessed by this fungus of infecting healthy grains of corn, and of ergotizing them.