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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kroh-muh-tahyz]
    • /eɪˈkroʊ məˌtaɪz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey-kroh-muh-tahyz]
    • /eɪˈkroʊ məˌtaɪz/

Definitions of achromatize word

  • verb achromatize to make achromatic; to remove colour from 3
  • verb transitive achromatize to make achromatic; rid of color 3
  • verb with object achromatize to make achromatic; deprive or free of color. 1
  • noun achromatize (transitive) To deprive of colour; to make achromatic. 1
  • verb achromatize (Transitive Verb) To remove chromatic aberration from an optical system. 0

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Origin of achromatize

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; achromat(ic) + -ize

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Parts of speech for Achromatize


achromatize popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

achromatize usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for achromatize

verb achromatize

  • lighten — to become less severe, stringent, or harsh; ease up: Border inspections have lightened recently.
  • blanch — If you blanch, you suddenly become very pale.
  • blench — to shy away, as in fear; quail
  • fade — to lose brightness or vividness of color.
  • decolorize — to take the color out of, as by bleaching

Antonyms for achromatize

verb achromatize

  • darken — If something darkens or if a person or thing darkens it, it becomes darker.
  • blacken — To blacken something means to make it black or very dark in colour. Something that blackens becomes black or very dark in colour.
  • yellow — a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.
  • sharpen — knife: make sharper
  • improve — to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.

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