autolyze

verb
au·​to·​lyze | \ ˈȯ-tō-ˌlīz How to pronounce autolyze (audio) \
autolyzed; autolyzing

Definition of autolyze

transitive verb

: to subject to autolysis

First Known Use of autolyze

1901, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for autolyze

back-formation from autolysis

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The first known use of autolyze was in 1901

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“Autolyze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autolyze. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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autolyze

verb
au·​to·​lyze
variants: or British autolyse \ ˈȯt-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce autolyse (audio) \
autolyzed or British autolysed; autolyzing or British autolysing

Medical Definition of autolyze

transitive verb

: to subject to autolysis

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