en·​zy·​mat·​ic ˌen-zə-ˈma-tik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio)
variants or less commonly enzymic
: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme
enzymatically adverb
or less commonly enzymically

Examples of enzymatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enzymes that break down vitamin D need magnesium as a cofactor to carry out enzymatic reactions. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Besides this enzymatic effect, eggs are also rich in several nutrients that support healthy bones. Sarah Garone, Health, 23 Mar. 2024 Magnesium Magnesium is involved in enzymatic reactions that impact muscular performance during exercise. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Oct. 2023 The University of Washington and Microsoft team, collaborating with the enzymatic synthesis company Ansa Biotechnologies, recently took the first step toward this device. IEEE Spectrum, 17 Feb. 2024 It’s known that magnesium influences over 300 metabolic and enzymatic reactions, says Deeptha Sukumar at the Department of Nutrition Sciences at Drexel University. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 24 Jan. 2024 The award-winning polish has a gentle exfoliant texture– formulated with a physical and enzymatic exfoliator– which can be applied then left on as a mask for up to 10 minutes. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 16 Oct. 2023 In addition to saffron, there's papaya (a natural source of enzymatic exfoliants) and turmeric to soothe inflammation. Sarah Han, Allure, 9 Nov. 2023 Using natural bacteria and enzymes, enzymatic cleaners are formulated to digest dead organic waste found in your plumbing system. Tanya Edwards, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enzymatic was in 1900

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“Enzymatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enzymatic. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


en·​zy·​mat·​ic ˌen-zə-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce enzymatic (audio)
variants also enzymic
: of, relating to, or produced by an enzyme
enzymatically adverb
also enzymically

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