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metabolize

[muh-tab-uh-lahyz] /məˈtæb əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), metabolized, metabolizing.
1.
to subject to metabolism; change by metabolism.
Also, especially British, metabolise.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; metabol(ism) + -ize
Related forms
metabolizability, noun
metabolizable, adjective
metabolizer, noun
unmetabolized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for metabolise

metabolize

/mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to bring about or subject to metabolism
Derived Forms
metabolizable, metabolisable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for metabolise
metabolize
1887 (trans.), 1934 (intrans.), from Gk. metabole (see metabolism) + -ize.
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metabolise in Medicine

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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metabolise in Science
metabolize
  (mĭ-tāb'ə-līz')   
To subject a substance to metabolism or produce a substance by metabolism.
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