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enolize

[een-l-ahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), e·no·lized, e·no·liz·ing. Chemistry.
  1. to convert into an enol or enolate.
Also especially British, e·no·lise.

Origin of enolize

First recorded in 1935–40; enol + -ize
Related formse·no·liz·a·ble, adjectivee·no·li·za·tion, noun
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