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metabolise

(also

metabolize

) BIOCHEM
1 verb process a substance
TRANSITIVEmeitibiligh verbnicotine is rapidly metabolised meitibilítear nicitín go tapa
INTRANSITIVEmeitibiligh verbsome children metabolise more slowly meitibilíonn roinnt páistí níos moille
2 verb be processed by metabolism INTRANSITIVEalcohol metabolises quickly meitibilítear alcól go tapa