Share this entry

synthesize
American English: /ˈsɪnθəˌsaɪz/
British English: /ˈsɪnθəsʌɪz/

Translation of synthesize in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Chemistry, Physiology)
    Example sentences
    • The light energy is used to split apart carbon dioxide and synthesize the carbon-based molecules of life.
    • Once completed, each half of the DNA ladder can form a new DNA molecule with the identical genetic code because of specific chemical catalysts that help synthesize the complementary strand.
    • Reduction reactions are also used by chemists to synthesize pharmaceuticals, textiles, dyes, paints, and a multitude of other important products.
  • 2
    (ideas/strands)
    sintetizar
    Example sentences
    • Even then, the relative strengths and weaknesses of all of this (often conflicting) information has to be synthesised into a coherent whole.
    • In this way, a project arose that sought to combine and synthesize both advanced Western democratic and ancient tribal values.
    • These dual qualities gave me occasion to explore my growing interest in synthesizing Traditional and Modern design, adding to the appeal of the project on a personal level.

Definition of synthesize in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: