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cyclize

[sahy-klahyz, sik-lahyz]Chemistry
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verb (used with object), cy·clized, cy·cliz·ing.
  1. to cause cyclization.
verb (used without object), cy·clized, cy·cliz·ing.
  1. to undergo cyclization.
Also especially British, cy·clise.

Origin of cyclize

First recorded in 1905–10; cycle + -ize
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