verb (used with object), verb (used without object), metabolized, metabolizing.
to subject to metabolism; change by metabolism.
Also, especially British, metabolise.

1885–90; metabol(ism) + -ize

metabolizability, noun
metabolizable, adjective
metabolizer, noun
unmetabolized, adjective Unabridged
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metabolize or metabolise (mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz)
to bring about or subject to metabolism
metabolise or metabolise
me'tabolizable or metabolise
me'tabolisable or metabolise

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Word Origin & History

1887 (trans.), 1934 (intrans.), from Gk. metabole (see metabolism) + -ize.
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Medical Dictionary

metabolize me·tab·o·lize (mĭ-tāb'ə-līz')
v. me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es

  1. To subject to metabolism.

  2. To produce by metabolism.

  3. To undergo change by metabolism.

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metabolize   (mĭ-tāb'ə-līz')  Pronunciation Key 
To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
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