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synthesize

[sin-thuh-sahyz] /ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), synthesized, synthesizing.
1.
to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze):
to synthesize a statement.
2.
Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
3.
to treat synthetically.
verb (used without object), synthesized, synthesizing.
4.
to make or form a synthesis.
Also, synthetize; especially British, synthesise.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; synthes(is) + -ize
Related forms
synthesization, noun
nonsynthesized, adjective
resynthesize, verb (used with object), resynthesized, resynthesizing.
unsynthesized, adjective
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Examples from the web for synthesizing
  • More and more, instead of painting outside, he stayed in his studio and relied on synthesizing remembered images.
  • It is the first marijuana-based drug to be made by extracting the compounds from the plant, rather than synthesizing them.
  • With no words and no art, without a penetrating and synthesizing process of thought, for me a butterfly would remain incomplete.
  • No other genes are as clearly and highly conserved across all protein-synthesizing species.
  • The purpose of synthesizing intelligence is to enhance our own intelligence.
British Dictionary definitions for synthesizing

synthesize

/ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
to combine or cause to combine into a whole
2.
(transitive) to produce by synthesis
Derived Forms
synthesization, synthetization, synthesisation, synthetisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for synthesizing

synthesize

v.

1830, from synthesis + -ize. A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing.

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synthesizing in Medicine

synthesize syn·the·size (sĭn'thĭ-sīz')
v. syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing, syn·the·siz·es

  1. To combine so as to form a new, complex product.

  2. To form or produce by chemical synthesis.

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