photosynthesize
intransitive verb see photosynthesis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • photosynthesize — [fōt΄ō sin′thəsīz΄, fōt΄ə sin′thəsīz΄] vi., vt. photosynthesized, photosynthesizing to carry on, or produce by, photosynthesis * * * pho·to·syn·the·size (fō tō sĭnʹthĭ sīz ) v. pho·to·syn·the·sized, pho·to·syn·the·siz·ing, pho·to·syn·the·siz·es v …   Universalium

  • photosynthesize — (Amer.) v. (Biology) produce chemical compounds using solar energy esp. in plants (also photosynthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photosynthesize — [fōt΄ō sin′thəsīz΄, fōt΄ə sin′thəsīz΄] vi., vt. photosynthesized, photosynthesizing to carry on, or produce by, photosynthesis …   English World dictionary

  • photosynthesize — photosynthesis ► NOUN ▪ the process by which green plants use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. DERIVATIVES photosynthesize (also photosynthesise) verb photosynthetic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • photosynthesize — verb To synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water using the energy of light by photosynthesis …   Wiktionary

  • photosynthesize — pho·to·synthesize …   English syllables

  • photosynthesize — See: photosynthesis …   English dictionary

  • photosynthesize — ˌfōd.ȯ+ intransitive verb Etymology: photosynthesis + ize : to engage in photosynthesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • photosynthesized — photosynthesize (Amer.) v. (Biology) produce chemical compounds using solar energy esp. in plants (also photosynthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photosynthesizes — photosynthesize (Amer.) v. (Biology) produce chemical compounds using solar energy esp. in plants (also photosynthesise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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