en·​zy·​mat·​ic | \ ˌen-zə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly enzymic \ en-​ˈzī-​mik How to pronounce enzymic (audio) \

Definition of enzymatic

: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme

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enzymatically \ ˌen-​zə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatically (audio) \ or less commonly enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymically (audio) \ adverb

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The process of digesting and metabolizing cabbage essentially unleashes a chemoprotective effect in the body, helping stop the enzymatic reactions linked to DNA damage — the type that can, over time, lead to tumor development. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Fact: Cabbage Packs the Same Nutritional Benefits as Kale," 7 Jan. 2019 Both oxygenated bleaches and enzymatic cleaners are all-purpose stain treatments that are aces on blood. Jolie Kerr, Teen Vogue, "How To Get Period Stains Out: 10 Ways to Remove Blood from Fabric," 17 July 2018 Next, get an enzymatic cleaner at the pet store to clean the carpet itself. Cathy M. Rosenthal, courant.com, "Pet World: Dog Keeps Digging At Same Spot In Carpet," 14 June 2018 With tinkering, syrup scientists at Japan’s Hayashibara chemistry company finally figured out a novel enzymatic method to make it on the cheap from starch. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Mysterious explosion of a deadly plague may come down to a sugar in ice cream," 10 Jan. 2018 Some research efforts are focusing on enzymatic debridement techniques that help eradicate dead or necrotic tissue more rapidly and maybe – maybe – less painfully. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "5 questions with an expert in healing the most painful of injuries," 10 Oct. 2017 Magnesium is present in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body and is known as a potent relaxation mineral. Dr. Tiffany Lester, Bon Appetit, "5 Easy Ways to Feel Less Stressed Right Now," 11 Sep. 2017 Pet wipes, a couple of old towels, paper towels and an enzymatic cleaner will come in handy in case your pet has an accident in the car. Jessica Peralta, Orange County Register, "Take your pet on a road trip," 19 June 2017 Because some medications use bromine, understanding the enzymatic reactions that create the toxic compounds could help drug researchers build pharmaceutical ones. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "How sea sponges make toxic flame retardants," 31 May 2017

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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en·​zy·​mat·​ic | \ ˌen-zə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio) \
variants: also enzymic \ en-​ˈzī-​mik How to pronounce enzymic (audio) \

Medical Definition of enzymatic

: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme

Other Words from enzymatic

enzymatically \ ˌen-​zə-​ˈmat-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymatically (audio) \ also enzymically \ en-​ˈzī-​mi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce enzymically (audio) \ adverb

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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