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Ancient Greek


pectize (third-person singular simple present pectizes, present participle pectizing, simple past and past participle pectized)

  1. To congeal; to change into a gelatinous mass.
    • 1864-1898, Herbert Spencer, Principles of Biology
      Graham has shown, matter in this state often “pectizes” almost instantaneously — a touch will transform an entire mass.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for pectize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)