metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize \ -ˌlīz \

Definition of metabolize

metabolized; metabolizing
transitive verb
:to subject to metabolism
intransitive verb
: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


Medical Dictionary

metabolize

verb me·tab·o·lize
variants: also British metabolise play \-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of metabolize

metabolized also British metabolised; metabolizing also British metabolising
transitive verb
:to subject to metabolism
intransitive verb
:to perform metabolism

metabolizer

also British metaboliser play \-ˌlī-zər\ noun


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