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me·tas·ta·size

 (mĭ-tăs′tə-sīz′)
intr.v. me·tas·ta·sized, me·tas·ta·siz·ing, me·tas·ta·siz·es
1. To be transmitted or transferred by metastasis.
2. To be changed or transformed, especially dangerously: "a need for love that would metastasize into an insatiable craving for attention" (Michiko Kakutani).
3. To spread, especially destructively: "[disinformation] ... that even now continues to metastasize ... to such a degree that myth threatens to overthrow history" (Gore Vidal).

metastasize

(mɪˈtæstəˌsaɪz) or

metastasise

vb (intr)
1. (Pathology) pathol (esp of cancer cells) to spread to a new site in the body via blood or lymph vessels
2. (of a problem) to deteriorate or spread into new areas

me•tas•ta•size

(məˈtæs təˌsaɪz)

v.i. -sized, -siz•ing.
1. to spread by or as if by metastasis.
2. to spread injuriously: Street gangs have metastasized in our city.
3. to transform, esp. into a dangerous form: Truth metastasized into lurid fantasy.
[1905–10]

metastasize


Past participle: metastasized
Gerund: metastasizing

Imperative
metastasize
metastasize
Present
I metastasize
you metastasize
he/she/it metastasizes
we metastasize
you metastasize
they metastasize
Preterite
I metastasized
you metastasized
he/she/it metastasized
we metastasized
you metastasized
they metastasized
Present Continuous
I am metastasizing
you are metastasizing
he/she/it is metastasizing
we are metastasizing
you are metastasizing
they are metastasizing
Present Perfect
I have metastasized
you have metastasized
he/she/it has metastasized
we have metastasized
you have metastasized
they have metastasized
Past Continuous
I was metastasizing
you were metastasizing
he/she/it was metastasizing
we were metastasizing
you were metastasizing
they were metastasizing
Past Perfect
I had metastasized
you had metastasized
he/she/it had metastasized
we had metastasized
you had metastasized
they had metastasized
Future
I will metastasize
you will metastasize
he/she/it will metastasize
we will metastasize
you will metastasize
they will metastasize
Future Perfect
I will have metastasized
you will have metastasized
he/she/it will have metastasized
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you will have metastasized
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Future Continuous
I will be metastasizing
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he/she/it will be metastasizing
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you will be metastasizing
they will be metastasizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been metastasizing
you have been metastasizing
he/she/it has been metastasizing
we have been metastasizing
you have been metastasizing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been metastasizing
you will have been metastasizing
he/she/it will have been metastasizing
we will have been metastasizing
you will have been metastasizing
they will have been metastasizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been metastasizing
you had been metastasizing
he/she/it had been metastasizing
we had been metastasizing
you had been metastasizing
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Conditional
I would metastasize
you would metastasize
he/she/it would metastasize
we would metastasize
you would metastasize
they would metastasize
Past Conditional
I would have metastasized
you would have metastasized
he/she/it would have metastasized
we would have metastasized
you would have metastasized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.metastasize - spread throughout the body; "the cancer had metastasized and the patient could not be saved"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
Translations

me·tas·ta·size

v. metastatizar, esparcirse por metástasis.

metastasize

vi metastatizar, diseminarse
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