from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To synthesize by the process of photosynthesis.
- intransitive v. To perform the process of photosynthesis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water using the energy of light by photosynthesis
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I guess saving the economy is nothing … if you photosynthesize.
The YeZ is a concept car designed to photosynthesize carbon dioxide from the air, much like a plant.
And if we photosynthesize, does that mean we go around naked all the time, or at least wearing transparent clothing so we can absorb as much sunlight as possible?
Come to think of it, if we photosynthesize, it would also mean a change in our food spending, so grocery stores and convenience marts would disappear ... which would mean that stoners with the munchies would be completely out of luck.
Of course, then the question really is ... can we * only* photosynthesize?
It also acts like airborne fertilizer, pushing plants to photosynthesize more and grow faster.
Because they are unable to photosynthesize, animals must get their energy by consuming other organisms.
Cyanobacteria and microalgae are among the oldest (in evolutionary terms) and simplest forms of life on the planet that can photosynthesize.
Similarly these plants can continue to photosynthesize with low leaf-moisture contents that would be fatal to most plants.
Then I could just sit and photosynthesize all day and even let a grasshopper or caterpillar munch on me a bit.
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