metathesize

[muh-tath-uh-sahyz]

verb (used with or without object), me·tath·e·sized, me·tath·e·siz·ing.

to cause to undergo or undergo metathesis.

Also especially British, me·tath·e·sise.

Origin of metathesize

First recorded in 1915–20; metathes(is) + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for metathesize

metathesize

metathesise

verb

to change or cause to change by metathesis
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Word Origin and History for metathesize
v.

1893, from metathesis + -ize. Related: Metathesized; metathesizing.

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metathesize in Medicine

metathesize

[mĭ-tăthĭ-sīz′]

v.

To subject to or undergo metathesis.
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