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molar +‎ -ize


molarize (third-person singular simple present molarizes, present participle molarizing, simple past and past participle molarized)

  1. (paleontology) To evolve or develop into molar teeth.
    • 1998 November 6, Abigail S. Tucker et al., “Transformation of Tooth Type Induced by Inhibition of BMP Signaling”, in Science[1], volume 282, number 5391, DOI:10.1126/science.282.5391.1136, pages 1136-1138:
      Macrodontia and microdontia are relatively common human craniofacial abnormalities, and macrodontia of premolars has frequently been described as molarized premolars.
    • 1999 April 9, Melanie A. McCollum, “The Robust Australopithecine Face: A Morphogenetic Perspective”, in Science[2], volume 284, number 5412, DOI:10.1126/science.284.5412.301, pages 301-305:
      All are characterized by extreme postcanine megadontia, premolars with molarized roots, lower molars with accessory cuspules, and thick molar enamel.
    • 2007, Donald R. Prothero & ‎Scott E Foss, The Evolution of Artiodactyls, →ISBN, page 81:
      In the Eocene, slender chocropotamids (e.g. younger species of Amphirhagatherium) belong to this group, which display a tendency to elongate the skull and molarize the premolars.
  2. To chew, especially with the molar teeth.
    • 1876, Niagara Index - Volume 9, page 154:
      Then the children, dear little angels! will like to molarize juta-paste and taffy, and the happy father while purchasing these at Mike Sweeney's should try some of that tradesman's tobacco and cigars.
    • 2004, Tom Brosnahan, Turkey: Bright Sun, Strong Tea, →ISBN, page 292:
      The other people are not eating, they're just watching you, as though you were Madonna having sex, or Lady Di doing nothing. Like you're on a stage, at a dinner table, and there's an auditorium full of curious, eager people with laser-like gazes aimed at your fork as you stab a glob of mutton, raise it to face level, part your lips, welcome the glob into your oral cavity, molarize it for a few seconds, then send it south.
  3. (chemistry) To create a molar solution of.
    • 1967, Oceanology - Volume 7, page 9:
      It is assumed that it might be possible, by subjecting an aqueous solution to selective radiation in a narrow spectrum of wavelengths at which the hydrate ion sheaths would be destroyed, to molarize the ions and separate salts from the aqueous solution.
  4. To incorporate or subsume (something) in its entirety.
    • 1993, Wesley H. Bateman, Knowledge From The Stars, →ISBN:
      If a person is able to “molarize” all knowledge or comprehend one molar reality or concept perfectly, that person will reach the highest level of extrasensory perception, which is to perceive the will of the Supreme Creator.
    • 2006, Félix Guattari & ‎Stéphane Nadaud, The anti-Oedipus papers, page 153:
      These subjectivities are struck together to form a truly disgusting gum to replace desiring machines. They molarize the desiring machines, and represent them.
    • 2012, Tony D. Sampson, Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks, →ISBN, page 10:
      Along these lines, the theoretical interventions offered in this resuscitation of Tarde require the identification of a series of countersociological, evolutionary, and psychological ideas, forwarded by Durkheim, neo-Darwinians, and Freud, that tend to molarize the organizational forces of contagion.
    • 2015, Amira Jarmakani, An Imperialist Love Story: Desert Romances and the War on Terror, →ISBN:
      Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 221, explains that “it is always on the most deterritorialized element that reterritorialization takes place,” as if to reappropriate (and molarize) it before it takes flight.

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