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catabolize

[ kuh-tab-uh-lahyz ]
/ k蓹藞t忙b 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ca路tab路o路lized, ca路tab路o路liz路ing.
to cause (a nutrient or other substance) to undergo catabolism.
verb (used without object), ca路tab路o路lized, ca路tab路o路liz路ing.
to be subjected to catabolism.
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Also especially British, ca路tab路o路lise .

Origin of catabolize

First recorded in 1925鈥30; catabol(ism) + -ize
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