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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·ga·ry·ize v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -ized p. pr. & vb. n. -izing ]  To impregnate (wood) with a preservative solution of copper sulphate (often called Mar·ga·ry's flu·id ).
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mer·cer·ize v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -ized p. pr. & vb. n. -izing ]  To treat (cotton fiber or fabrics) with a solution of caustic alkali.  Such treatment causes the fiber to shrink in length and become stronger and more receptive of dyes. If the yarn or cloth is kept under tension during the process, it assumes a silky luster. -- Mer*cer*i*za*tion n.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Parch·ment·ize v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -ized p. pr. & vb. n. -izing ] To convert to a parchmentlike substance, especially by sulphuric acid.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Su·ber·ize v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -ized p. pr. & vb. n. -izing ]  Bot. To effect suberization of.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tu·ber·cu·lar·ize v. t.  [imp. & p. p. -ized p. pr. & vb. n. i-zing ]  Med. To infect with tuberculosis. -- Tu*ber*cu*lar*i*za*tion n.