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[sin-thuh-sahyz] /ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), synthesized, synthesizing.
to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze):
to synthesize a statement.
Chemistry. to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
to treat synthetically.
verb (used without object), synthesized, synthesizing.
to make or form a synthesis.
Also, synthetize; especially British, synthesise.
1820-30; synthes(is) + -ize
Related forms
synthesization, noun
nonsynthesized, adjective
resynthesize, verb (used with object), resynthesized, resynthesizing.
unsynthesized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for synthesized
  • It is not essential to the human diet, since it can be synthesized in the body from phenylalanine.
  • Lastly, all of the available information must be synthesized into a final summary.
  • The computer can process sounds, either synthesized or natural, so that they seem to come from a particular direction.
  • But no scientist has ever synthesized a mammalian chromosome from scratch.
  • Chemists have identified natural derivatives of testosterone and have synthesized others that are derived from testosterone.
  • In polyester and nylon, she said, this molecule is synthesized.
  • Text submitted during a specified portion of the performance will be read aloud onstage by a synthesized computer voice.
  • synthesized diamonds created outside of the cartel will greatly reduce that problem.
  • Slots and video poker machines dominate the western end of this mega-size gambling den, filling the air with synthesized bleats.
  • It's haunting, full of dark orchestration and moody synthesized creepiness.
British Dictionary definitions for synthesized


to combine or cause to combine into a whole
(transitive) to produce by synthesis
Derived Forms
synthesization, synthetization, synthesisation, synthetisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for synthesized



1830, from synthesis + -ize. A correct formation would be *synthetize. Related: Synthesized; synthesizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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synthesized in Medicine

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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