Pronunciation: (sin'thu-sīz"), [key]
—v., -sized, -siz•ing.
1. to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements (opposed to analyze): to synthesize a statement.
2. Chem.to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
3. to treat synthetically.
to make or form a synthesis. Also,synthetize; esp. Brit.,syn'the•sise".
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