peptonise (Brit.) v. make into a peptone; cause partial digestion of food using pepsin enzymes; dissolve with pepsin (also peptonize)

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  • peptonise — /ˈpɛptənaɪz/ (say peptuhnuyz) verb (t) (peptonised, peptonising) 1. to convert into a peptone. 2. to hydrolyse or dissolve by a proteolytic enzyme, such as pepsin. 3. to subject (food) to an artificial partial digestion by pepsin or pancreatic… …   Australian English dictionary

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