[ foh-tuh-sin-thuh-sahyz ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz /
verb (used without object), pho·to·syn·the·sized, pho·to·syn·the·siz·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·to·syn·the·sized, pho·to·syn·the·siz·ing.
to produce by photosynthesis: Plants photosynthesize sugars from carbon dioxide and water.
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British Dictionary definitions for photosynthesize
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz) /
(of plants and some bacteria) to carry out photosynthesis
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Medical definitions for photosynthesize
[ fō′tō-sĭn′thĭ-sīz′ ]
To synthesize by the process of photosynthesis.
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