SYNTHESIZE

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SYNTHESIZE


syn·the·size

verb \-ˌsīz\


: to make (something) by combining different things


: to combine (things) in order to make something new


: to make (something) from simpler substances through a chemical process


syn·the·sized


syn·the·siz·ing

Full Definition of SYNTHESIZE

transitive verb


1: to combine or produce by synthesis


2: to make a synthesis of


3: to produce (as music) by an electronic synthesizer


intransitive verb

: to make a synthesis

Examples of SYNTHESIZE

  1. She synthesized the treatment from traditional and modern philosophies of medicine.
  2. He synthesized old and new ideas to form his theory.
  3. Amino acid is synthesized in the body.

Medical Definition of SYNTHESIZE

: to combine or produce by synthesis <synthesize penicillin>