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cyclize

[sahy-klahyz, sik-lahyz] /ˈsaɪ klaɪz, ˈsɪk laɪz/ Chemistry
verb (used with object), cyclized, cyclizing.
1.
to cause cyclization.
verb (used without object), cyclized, cyclizing.
2.
to undergo cyclization.
Also, especially British, cyclise.
Origin of cyclize
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; cycle + -ize
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