Definition of ovalize in English:

ovalize

(also ovalise)

verb

  • with object To make oval in shape; specifically to make the metal tubes of the frame of a bicycle oval in cross-section for extra rigidity. Also without object: to become oval in shape.

Origin

Early 20th century. From oval + -ize. Compare French ovaliser.

Pronunciation

ovalize

/ˈəʊvəlʌɪz//ˈəʊv(ə)lʌɪz/