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Definition of metabolize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

metabolize

 verb
verb
NAmE//məˈtæbəˌlaɪz//
 
metabolize something (biology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they metabolize
 
he / she / it metabolizes
 
past simple metabolized
 
-ing form metabolizing
 
 
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to turn food, minerals, etc. in the body into new cells, energy, and waste products by means of chemical processes We metabolize alcohol at different rates.
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