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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

Full Definition of metabolize

me·tab·o·lizedme·tab·o·liz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject to metabolism

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to perform metabolism

me·tab·o·liz·able play \mə-ˌta-bə-ˈlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of metabolize

  1. Food is metabolized by the body.



1877

First Known Use of metabolize

1877

Rhymes with metabolize

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Medical Dictionary

metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize

Medical Definition of metabolize

me·tab·o·lized also British me·tab·o·lisedme·tab·o·liz·ing also British me·tab·o·lis·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to subject to metabolism

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to perform metabolism

  5. me·tab·o·liz·er also British me·tab·o·lis·er \-ˌlī-zər\play noun



Variants of metabolize

also British me·tab·o·lise \-ˌlīz\play

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