Hep"a*tize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hepatized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hepatizing (?).] [Gr. to be like the liver, to be liver-colored, fr. , , the liver: cf. E. hepatite, and (for sense 2) F. h'epatiser.]
To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.
On the right . . . were two wells of hepatized water.
To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.
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