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v. me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es
To subject (a substance) to metabolism: a drug that cats and dogs metabolize differently.
1. To perform metabolism: observed that the cells had stopped metabolizing.
2. To undergo change by metabolism: a compound that metabolizes in the liver.
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(Biology) to bring about or subject to metabolism
meˈtaboˌlizable, meˈtaboˌlisable adj
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v. -lized, -liz•ing. v.t.
1. to subject to or change by metabolism.v.i.
2. to effect metabolism.
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Past participle: metabolized
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