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metabolize (v.)

1887 (transitive) "to subject to metabolism, transform by assimilation or decomposition;" 1934 (intransitive) "to perform metabolism;" from Greek metabole "a change" (see metabolism) + -ize. Related: Metabolized; metabolizing.

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Definitions of metabolize

metabolize (v.)
produce by metabolism;
Synonyms: metabolise
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