An example of metabolize is for the body to use up the calories in foods.
intransitive verb-·lized·, -·liz·ing
verbme·tab·o·lized, me·tab·o·liz·ing, me·tab·o·liz·es
- To perform metabolism: observed that the cells had stopped metabolizing.
- To undergo change by metabolism: a compound that metabolizes in the liver.
(third-person singular simple present metabolizes, present participle metabolizing, simple past and past participle metabolized)