intransitive verb

Definition of anabolize

: to perform anabolism

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First Known Use of anabolize

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anabolize

from anabolism, after such pairs as English hypnotism: hypnotize

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The first known use of anabolize was in 1891

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an act or instance of returning to life

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