verb me·tab·o·lize \-ˌlīz\

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

transitive verb
:  to subject to metabolism
intransitive verb
:  to perform metabolism
me·tab·o·liz·able \mə-ˌta-bə-ˈlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of METABOLIZE

  1. Food is metabolized by the body.

First Known Use of METABOLIZE


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Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of METABOLIZE

transitive verb
:  to subject to metabolism
intransitive verb
:  to perform metabolism
me·tab·o·liz·er also British me·tab·o·lis·er \-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Variants of METABOLIZE

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


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