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synthesize

[sin-thuh-sahyz] /ˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz/
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
1820-1830
1820-30; synthes(is) + -ize
Related forms
synthesization, noun
nonsynthesized, adjective
resynthesize, verb (used with object), resynthesized, resynthesizing.
unsynthesized, adjective
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Examples for synthesizes
  • The gene codes for an enzyme that synthesizes fatty acids.
  • The cell, as it synthesizes the molecules, transports each into the appropriate compartment.
  • It beautifully synthesizes the conceptual basis of evolutionary theory with the empirical evidence that evolution has occurred.
  • It synthesizes and processes the sounds sluicing through those networks.
  • The cochlea adds them together, or synthesizes them, so that the brain hears a single unified pitch.
British Dictionary definitions for synthesizes

synthesize

/ˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
to combine or cause to combine into a whole
2.
(transitive) to produce by synthesis
Derived Forms
synthesization, synthetization, synthesisation, synthetisation, noun
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synthesizes 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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