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photosynthesize

[ foh-tuh-sin-thuh-sahyz ]
/ 藢fo蕣 t蓹藞s瑟n 胃蓹藢sa瑟z /
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verb (used without object), pho路to路syn路the路sized, pho路to路syn路the路siz路ing.
to produce carbohydrates by photosynthesis: Plants with light green leaves don't photosynthesize as well as those with darker leaves.
verb (used with object), pho路to路syn路the路sized, pho路to路syn路the路siz路ing.
to produce by photosynthesis: Plants photosynthesize sugars from carbon dioxide and water.
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British Dictionary definitions for photosynthesize

photosynthesize

photosynthesise

/ (藢f蓹蕣t蓹蕣藞s瑟n胃瑟藢sa瑟z) /

verb
(of plants and some bacteria) to carry out photosynthesis
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