from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To synthesize by the process of photosynthesis.
- intransitive verb To perform the process of photosynthesis.
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- verb To
synthesize carbohydratesfrom carbon dioxideand waterusing the energyof lightby photosynthesis
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The YeZ is a concept car designed to photosynthesize carbon dioxide from the air, much like a plant.
Of course, then the question really is ... can we * only* photosynthesize?
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.
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?
I guess saving the economy is nothing … if you photosynthesize.
It also acts like airborne fertilizer, pushing plants to photosynthesize more and grow faster.
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.
Because they are unable to photosynthesize, animals must get their energy by consuming other organisms.