finalize

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From final + -ize.

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finalize (third-person singular simple present finalizes, present participle finalizing, simple past and past participle finalized)

  1. (transitive) To make final or firm; to finish or complete.
    As soon as we get the plane tickets, we'll finalize our reservations with the hotel.
  2. (transitive, computing, programming) To prepare (an object) for garbage collection by calling its finalizer.

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