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
1885–90; metabol(ism) + -ize
Related forms
metabolizability, noun
metabolizable, adjective
metabolizer, noun
unmetabolized, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for metabolise
metabolize or metabolise (mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
to bring about or subject to metabolism
 
metabolise or metabolise
 
vb
 
me'tabolizable or metabolise
 
adj
 
me'tabolisable or metabolise
 
adj

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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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