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cyclize

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

Origin of cyclize

First recorded in 1905–10; cycle + -ize
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