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lactonize

[ lak-toh-nahyz ]
/ 藞l忙k to蕣藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with or without object), lac路to路nized, lac路to路niz路ing.
to change into a lactone.
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Also especially British, lac路to路nise .

Origin of lactonize

First recorded in 1910鈥15; lactone + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM lactonize

lac路to路ni路za路tion, noun
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