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synthesize

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verb syn·the·size \-ˌsīz\

Simple Definition of synthesize

  • : to make (something) by combining different things

  • : to combine (things) in order to make something new

  • : to make (something) from simpler substances through a chemical process

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of synthesize

synthesized

synthesizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to combine or produce by synthesis

  3. 2 :  to make a synthesis of

  4. 3 :  to produce (as music) by an electronic synthesizer

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to make a synthesis

Examples of synthesize in a sentence

  1. She synthesized the treatment from traditional and modern philosophies of medicine.

  2. He synthesized old and new ideas to form his theory.

  3. Amino acid is synthesized in the body.



Did You Know?

Synthesize is a very common word in chemistry, since chemists are constantly synthesizing new compounds—that is, synthetic compounds—including drugs and industrial chemicals. It's also often used when talking about writing; nonfiction writers must often synthesize large amounts of material from many sources to produce a book—which represents a synthesis of the important materials. An electronic synthesizercreates new sounds (which may imitate the sounds of acoustic instruments) by generating different basic tones and then manipulating and merging them together with others.

1830

First Known Use of synthesize

1830


SYNTHESIZE Defined for Kids

synthesize

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verb syn·the·size \ˈsin-thə-ˌsīz\

Definition of synthesize for Students

synthesized

synthesizing

  1. :  to produce from the combination of simpler materials <Plants synthesize starch from molecules of glucose.>




Medical Dictionary

synthesize

transitive verb syn·the·size

Medical Definition of synthesize

synthesized

also British

synthesised

;

synthesizing

also British

synthesising

  1. :  to combine or produce by synthesis <synthesize penicillin>



Variants of synthesize

also British

synthesise

\-ˌsīz\play


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