• IPA: /mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz/

metabolize (metabolizes, present participle metabolizing; past and past participle metabolized)

  1. (biology, intransitive) To undergo metabolism.
  2. (biology, transitive) To cause a substance to undergo metabolism.
  3. (biology, transitive) To produce a substance using metabolism.
  4. (by extension, transitive) To absorb and process as if by metabolism.
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