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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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