Definition of solubilize in English:

solubilize

(also solubilise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]technical
  • Make (a substance) soluble or more soluble.

    ‘proteins were solubilized by heating for 5 min in protein dissociation buffer’
    • ‘The acidity solubilizes metals, most notably aluminum, making them bio-available.’
    • ‘These bind and solubilize ferric iron by competing with transferrin.’
    • ‘The amphiphatic character of the detergent molecules helps solubilize the membrane protein.’
    • ‘This technique utilizes a negatively charged detergent (sodium dodecyl sulfate) to denature and solubilize proteins.’
    • ‘The lipid films were solubilized in Tris / HCl solution.’

Pronunciation:

solubilize

/ˈsɒljʊbɪlʌɪz/