[ muh-tab-uh-lahyz ]
/ məˈtæb əˌlaɪz /
verb (used with or without object), me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing.
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Also especially British, me·tab·o·lise .
OTHER WORDS FROM metabolizeme·tab·o·liz·a·bil·i·ty, nounme·tab·o·liz·a·ble, adjectiveme·tab·o·liz·er, nounun·me·tab·o·lized, adjective
Words nearby metabolize
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Example sentences from the Web for metabolize
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Hormonal excesses in the blood require a clean and healthy liver to metabolize and excrete.Can Food Make You Infertile? Foods to Eat and Avoid|Anneli Rufus|December 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for metabolize
/ (mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz) /
to bring about or subject to metabolism
Derived forms of metabolizemetabolizable or metabolisable, adjective
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Medical definitions for metabolize
[ mĭ-tăb′ə-līz′ ]
To subject to metabolism.
To produce by metabolism.
To undergo change by metabolism.
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Scientific definitions for metabolize
[ mĭ-tăb′ə-līz′ ]
To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
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