autolyze

[awt-l-ahyz] Biochemistry.
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:
1900–05; back formation from autolysis, on the model of analyze

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autolyse or (US) autolyze (ˈɔːtəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
biochem to undergo or cause to undergo autolysis
 
autolyze or (US) autolyze
 
vb

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Gluten development improves if the dough is allowed to autolyse.
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