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verb (used with object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.
- to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.
- Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
- to treat synthetically.
verb (used without object), syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing.
- to make or form a synthesis.
Related formssyn·the·si·za·tion, nounnon·syn·the·sized, adjectivere·syn·the·size, verb (used with object), re·syn·the·sized, re·syn·the·siz·ing.un·syn·the·sized, adjective
; especially British
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for synthesization
synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
Derived Formssynthesization, synthetization, synthesisation or synthetisation, noun
- to combine or cause to combine into a whole
- (tr) to produce by synthesis
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Word Origin and History for synthesization
1830, from synthesis + -ize. A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing.
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synthesization in Medicine
- To combine so as to form a new, complex product.
- To form or produce by chemical synthesis.
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