podzolize

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Etymology[edit]

podzol +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

podzolize (third-person singular simple present podzolizes, present participle podzolizing, simple past and past participle podzolized)

  1. (transitive) To transform into podzol.
    • 1970, American Chemical Society, Chemical abstracts: Volume 72
      Spruce strongly podzolizes the top horizons of carbonate soils.
  2. (intransitive) To become podzol.
    • 1998, Richard T. T. Forman, Pine Barrens: ecosystem and landscape (page 66)
      The compensating factor, of course, is the unusually sandy, quartzose parent material which podzolizes with great ease.