Meaning of “metabolism” in the English Dictionary

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"metabolism" in British English

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metabolismnoun [ C ]

uk /məˈtæb.əl.ɪ.zəm/ us /məˈtæb.əl.ɪ.zəm/ specialized

all the chemical processes in your body, especially those that cause food to be used for energy and growth:

Exercise is supposed to speed up your metabolism.

(Definition of “metabolism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metabolism" in American English

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metabolismnoun [ C ]

us /məˈtæb·əˌlɪz·əm/

biology the chemical and physical processes by which a living thing uses food for energy and growth

(Definition of “metabolism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)