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autolyze

[awt-l-ahyz] /ˈɔt lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), autolyzed, autolyzing.
1.
to cause to undergo autolysis.
verb (used without object), autolyzed, autolyzing.
2.
to undergo autolysis.
Also, especially British, autolyse.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; back formation from autolysis, on the model of analyze
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