catabolize

verb
ca·​tab·​o·​lize | \ kə-ˈta-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce catabolize (audio) \
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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The first known use of catabolize was circa 1926

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“Catabolize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catabolize. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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catabolize

verb
ca·​tab·​o·​lize
variants: or British catabolise \ -​ˌlīz How to pronounce catabolize (audio) \
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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