verb (used without object), nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.
to undergo necrosis.
verb (used with object), nec·ro·tized, nec·ro·tiz·ing.
to cause necrosis in (a tissue, an organ, etc.).
Also especially British, nec·ro·tise.
Origin of necrotize
1870–75; necrot(ic) + -ize
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To undergo necrosis or cause to necrose.
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