necrotize

[ nek-ruh-tahyz ]

verb (used without object),nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.
  1. to undergo necrosis.

verb (used with object),nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.
  1. to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).

Origin of necrotize

1
1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize
  • Also especially British, nec·ro·tise .

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