metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize \ -ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018
metabolized; metabolizing
: to subject to metabolism
: to perform metabolism

metabolizable

play \mə-ˌta-bə-ˈlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of metabolize in a Sentence

  1. Food is metabolized by the body.

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First Known Use of metabolize

1877

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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METABOLIZE Defined for English Language Learners

metabolize

  • biology : to change (food) into a form that can be used by your body : to process and use (substances brought into your body) by metabolism


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metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize
variants: also British metabolise play \-ˌlīz\
metabolized also British metabolised; metabolizing also British metabolising
: to subject to metabolism
: to perform metabolism

metabolizer

also British metaboliser play \-ˌlī-zər\ noun


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