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catabolize

[kuh-tab-uh-lahyz] /kəˈtæb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), catabolized, catabolizing.
1.
to cause (a nutrient or other substance) to undergo catabolism.
verb (used without object), catabolized, catabolizing.
2.
to be subjected to catabolism.
Also, especially British, catabolise.
Origin of catabolize
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; catabol(ism) + -ize
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