synthesize

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synthesis +‎ -ize. First attested in 1830.

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synthesize (third-person singular simple present synthesizes, present participle synthesizing, simple past and past participle synthesized)

  1. (transitive) To combine two or more things to produce a new, more complex product.
  2. (intransitive, of two or more things) To be combined producing a new, more complex product.
  3. (transitive, chemistry) To produce a substance by chemical synthesis.
  4. (intransitive, chemistry, of a substance) To be produced by chemical synthesis.

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