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photosynthesize Line breaks: photo|syn¦the¦size
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊtə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθɪsʌɪz/
(also photosynthesise)

Definition of photosynthesize in English:


[no object]
(Of a plant) synthesize sugars or other substances by means of photosynthesis: plants need to photosynthesize in order to grow [with object]: the algae photosynthesize food for themselves
More example sentences
  • In the Kearneysville orchards last summer, kaolin-coated trees photosynthesized up to 30 percent faster than uncoated trees, says Glenn.
  • There is evidence that the stems of different Cuscuta species photosynthesize to varying degrees, and that the plastid genome is becoming reorganized.
  • The weeds photosynthesise by releasing oxygen into the water during the day and taking it back in at night.

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