lactonize

[ lak-toh-nahyz ]
/ ˈlæk toʊˌnaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), lac·to·nized, lac·to·niz·ing.

to change into a lactone.

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Also especially British, lac·to·nise .

Origin of lactonize

First recorded in 1910–15; lactone + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM lactonize

lac·to·ni·za·tion, noun
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