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metabolize

[ muh-tab-uh-lahyz ]
/ m蓹藞t忙b 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with or without object), me路tab路o路lized, me路tab路o路liz路ing.
to subject to metabolism; change by metabolism.
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Origin of metabolize

First recorded in 1885鈥90; metabol(ism) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM metabolize

me路tab路o路liz路a路bil路i路ty, nounme路tab路o路liz路a路ble, adjectiveme路tab路o路liz路er, nounun路me路tab路o路lized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metabolize

metabolize

metabolise

/ (m瑟藞t忙b蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb
to bring about or subject to metabolism

Derived forms of metabolize

metabolizable or metabolisable, adjective
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Scientific definitions for metabolize

metabolize
[ m沫-t膬b蓹-l墨z鈥 ]

To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
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