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metabolize

play
verb me·tab·o·lize \-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of metabolize

  • biology : to change (food) into a form that can be used by your body : to process and use (substances brought into your body) by metabolism

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of metabolize

metabolized

metabolizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to metabolism

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to perform metabolism

metabolizable

play \mə-ˌta-bə-ˈlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of metabolize in a sentence

  1. Food is metabolized by the body.



1877

First Known Use of metabolize

1877

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Medical Dictionary

metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize

Medical Definition of metabolize

metabolized

also British

metabolised

;

metabolizing

also British

metabolising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to subject to metabolism

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to perform metabolism

metabolizer

also British

metaboliser

\-ˌlī-zər\play noun


Variants of metabolize

also British

metabolise

\-ˌlīz\play

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