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catabolize

[kuh-tab-uh-lahyz] /kəˈtæb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), catabolized, catabolizing.
1.
to cause (a nutrient or other substance) to undergo catabolism.
verb (used without object), catabolized, catabolizing.
2.
to be subjected to catabolism.
Also, especially British, catabolise.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; catabol(ism) + -ize
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