catabolized

catabolize

[kuh-tab-uh-lahyz]
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:
1925–30; catabol(ism) + -ize

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