[ aw-tot-uh-mahyz ]
/ ɔˈtɒt əˌmaɪz /
verb (used without object), au·tot·o·mized, au·tot·o·miz·ing.
to undergo autotomy.
verb (used with object), au·tot·o·mized, au·tot·o·miz·ing.
to effect autotomy of (a part).
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Also especially British, au·tot·o·mise.
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British Dictionary definitions for autotomize
/ (ɔːˈtɒtəˌmaɪz) /
to cause (a part of the body) to undergo autotomy
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