Photosynthesize



[foh-tuh-sin-thuh-sahyz] /ˌfoʊ təˈsɪn θəˌsaɪz/ Biology, Biochemistry

verb (used without object), photosynthesized, photosynthesizing.
1.
to produce carbohydrates by :
Plants with light green leaves don’t photosynthesize as well as those with darker leaves.
verb (used with object), photosynthesized, photosynthesizing.
2.
to produce by :
Plants photosynthesize sugars from carbon dioxide and water.
/ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɪnθɪˌsaɪz/
verb
1.
(of plants and some bacteria) to carry out photosynthesis
v.

1910, from photosynthesis + -ize. Related: Photosynthesized; photosynthesizing.

photosynthesize pho·to·syn·the·size (fō’tō-sĭn’thĭ-sīz’)
v. pho·to·syn·the·sized, pho·to·syn·the·siz·ing, pho·to·syn·the·siz·es
To synthesize by the process of photosynthesis.

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