verb (used with or without object), me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing.
Also especially British, me·tab·o·lise.Related formsme·tab·o·liz·a·bil·i·ty, nounme·tab·o·liz·a·ble, adjectiveme·tab·o·liz·er, nounun·me·tab·o·lized, adjective
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Derived Formsmetabolizable or metabolisable, adjective
to bring about or subject to metabolism
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Word Origin and History for metabolize
1887 (transitive), 1934 (intransitive), from Greek metabole "a change" (see metabolism) + -ize. Related: Metabolized; metabolizing.
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To subject to metabolism.
To produce by metabolism.
To undergo change by metabolism.
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To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
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