catabolize

verb
ca·tab·o·lize | \-ˌlīz \
catabolized; catabolizing

Definition of catabolize 

transitive verb

: to subject to catabolism

intransitive verb

: to undergo catabolism

First Known Use of catabolize

circa 1926, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for catabolize

catabol(ism) + -ize

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catabolize

verb
ca·tab·o·lize
variants: or British catabolise \-ˌlīz \
catabolized or British catabolised; catabolizing or British catabolising

Medical Definition of catabolize 

transitive verb

: to subject to catabolism

intransitive verb

: to undergo catabolism

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