synthesize

[sin-thuh-sahyz]
verb (used with object), synthesized, synthesizing.
1.
to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze ): to synthesize a statement.
2.
Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
3.
to treat synthetically.
verb (used without object), synthesized, synthesizing.
4.
to make or form a synthesis.
Also, synthetize; especially British, synthesise.


Origin:
1820–30; synthes(is) + -ize

synthesization, noun
nonsynthesized, adjective
resynthesize, verb (used with object), resynthesized, resynthesizing.
unsynthesized, adjective
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synthesize, synthetize, synthesise or synthetise (ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to combine or cause to combine into a whole
2.  (tr) to produce by synthesis
 
synthetize, synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
 
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synthesi'zation, synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
 
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syntheti'zation, synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
 
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syntheti'sation, synthetize, synthesise or synthetise
 
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synthesize syn·the·size (sĭn'thĭ-sīz')
v. syn·the·sized, syn·the·siz·ing, syn·the·siz·es

  1. To combine so as to form a new, complex product.

  2. To form or produce by chemical synthesis.

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synthesis   (sĭn'thĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural syntheses (sĭn'thĭ-sēz')
The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.

synthesize verb
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Example sentences
They would be difficult to synthesise in ordinary chemical plants.
The alternative is to synthesise spider silk artificially.
The only way to do this is to synthesise an entirely fresh genome, rather than modify an existing one.
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