Etymology
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metastasize

of a disease, cancer, etc., "pass from one part or organ of the body to another," 1826, from metastasis + -ize. Related: Metastasized; metastasizing.

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Definitions of metastasize

metastasize (v.)
spread throughout the body;
the cancer had metastasized and the patient could not be saved
Synonyms: metastasise
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