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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To subject (a substance) to metabolism.
  • transitive v. To produce (a substance) by metabolism.
  • intransitive v. To undergo change by metabolism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To undergo metabolism.
  • v. To cause a substance to undergo metabolism.
  • v. To produce a substance using metabolism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To change by a metabolic process. See metabolism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In biology, to subject to metabolism; transform by either assimilation or decomposition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. produce by metabolism

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