verb (-lized; -lizing) Date: 1877 transitive verb to subject to metabolism intransitive verb to perform metabolism • metabolizable adjective

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  • Metabolize — Me*tab o*lize, v. t. & i. (Physiol.) To change by a metabolic process. See {Metabolism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • metabolize — index convert (change use) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • metabolize — (v.) 1887 (transitive), 1934 (intransitive), from Gk. metabole a change (see METABOLISM (Cf. metabolism)) + ize. Related: Metabolized; metabolizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • metabolize — (Amer.) me·tab·olize || mɪ tæbÉ™laɪz v. subject to metabolism; produce by metabolism; change by metabolism (also metabolise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metabolize — (also metabolise) ► VERB ▪ process or be processed by metabolism …   English terms dictionary

  • metabolize — [mə tab′əlīz΄] vt., vi. metabolized, metabolizing to change by or subject to metabolism metabolizable adj …   English World dictionary

  • metabolize — UK [məˈtæbəlaɪz] / US [məˈtæbəˌlaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms metabolize : present tense I/you/we/they metabolize he/she/it metabolizes present participle metabolizing past tense metabolized past participle metabolized biology if your body… …   English dictionary

  • metabolize — [[t]mɪtæ̱bəlaɪz[/t]] metabolizes, metabolizing, metabolized VERB When you metabolize a substance, it is affected by chemical processes in your body so that, for example, it is broken down, absorbed, and used. [TECHNICAL] [V n] Diabetics cannot… …   English dictionary

  • metabolize — metabolizability, n. metabolizable, adj. metabolizer, n. /meuh tab euh luyz /, v.t., v.i., metabolized, metabolizing. to subject to metabolism; change by metabolism. Also, esp. Brit., metabolise. [1885 90; METABOL(ISM) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • metabolize — verb a) To undergo metabolism. b) To cause a substance to undergo metabolism. See Also: metabolic …   Wiktionary

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