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verb [transitive] synthesize pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪnθəsaɪz/
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present tense
present participlesynthesizing
past tensesynthesized
past participlesynthesized
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  1. 1
    science to produce a new substance as a result of a chemical or biological reaction involving two or more simpler substances
    Green plants synthesize carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water.
    synthesized drugs
  2. 2
    to combine different ideas, styles, or systems into a single idea or system
    The final chapter attempts to synthesize the arguments.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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