Definition of photosynthesize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

photosynthesize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they photosynthesize
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪz//
 
he / she / it photosynthesizes
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪz//
 
past simple photosynthesized
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
 
past participle photosynthesized
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzd//
 
-ing form photosynthesizing
BrE BrE//ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊtoʊˈsɪnθəsaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] photosynthesize (something) (biology) (of plants) to make food by means of photosynthesis
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