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me·tab·o·lize

 (mĭ-tăb′ə-līz′)
v. me·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es
v.tr.
To subject (a substance) to metabolism: a drug that cats and dogs metabolize differently.
v.intr.
1. To perform metabolism: observed that the cells had stopped metabolizing.
2. To undergo change by metabolism: a compound that metabolizes in the liver.

me·tab′o·liz′a·ble adj.

metabolize

(mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪz) or

metabolise

vb
(Biology) to bring about or subject to metabolism
meˈtaboˌlizable, meˈtaboˌlisable adj

me•tab•o•lize

(məˈtæb əˌlaɪz)

v. -lized, -liz•ing. v.t.
1. to subject to or change by metabolism.
v.i.
2. to effect metabolism.
[1885–90]

metabolize


Past participle: metabolized
Gerund: metabolizing

Imperative
metabolize
metabolize
Present
I metabolize
you metabolize
he/she/it metabolizes
we metabolize
you metabolize
they metabolize
Preterite
I metabolized
you metabolized
he/she/it metabolized
we metabolized
you metabolized
they metabolized
Present Continuous
I am metabolizing
you are metabolizing
he/she/it is metabolizing
we are metabolizing
you are metabolizing
they are metabolizing
Present Perfect
I have metabolized
you have metabolized
he/she/it has metabolized
we have metabolized
you have metabolized
they have metabolized
Past Continuous
I was metabolizing
you were metabolizing
he/she/it was metabolizing
we were metabolizing
you were metabolizing
they were metabolizing
Past Perfect
I had metabolized
you had metabolized
he/she/it had metabolized
we had metabolized
you had metabolized
they had metabolized
Future
I will metabolize
you will metabolize
he/she/it will metabolize
we will metabolize
you will metabolize
they will metabolize
Future Perfect
I will have metabolized
you will have metabolized
he/she/it will have metabolized
we will have metabolized
you will have metabolized
they will have metabolized
Future Continuous
I will be metabolizing
you will be metabolizing
he/she/it will be metabolizing
we will be metabolizing
you will be metabolizing
they will be metabolizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been metabolizing
you have been metabolizing
he/she/it has been metabolizing
we have been metabolizing
you have been metabolizing
they have been metabolizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been metabolizing
you will have been metabolizing
he/she/it will have been metabolizing
we will have been metabolizing
you will have been metabolizing
they will have been metabolizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been metabolizing
you had been metabolizing
he/she/it had been metabolizing
we had been metabolizing
you had been metabolizing
they had been metabolizing
Conditional
I would metabolize
you would metabolize
he/she/it would metabolize
we would metabolize
you would metabolize
they would metabolize
Past Conditional
I would have metabolized
you would have metabolized
he/she/it would have metabolized
we would have metabolized
you would have metabolized
they would have metabolized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.metabolize - produce by metabolism
Translations
metabolisieren

metabolize

[meˈtæbəlaɪz] VTmetabolizar
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