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pep•to•nize



Pronunciation: (pep'tu-nīz"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/peptonize.html on line 77 [key]
v.t., -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to subject (food) to an artificial, partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic extract in order to aid digestion.
2. to hydrolyze or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme, as pepsin. Also, esp. Brit.,pep'to•nise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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