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ˌæn əˈbɒl ɪkan·abol·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anabolicadjective

    of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism

  2. anabolicadjective

    characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism

    "some athletes take anabolic steroids to increase muscle size temporarily"


  1. anabolicnoun

    An anabolic steroid.

  2. anabolicadjective

    Of, or concerning anabolism.


  1. anabolic

    Anabolism () is the set of metabolic pathways that construct molecules from smaller units. These reactions require energy, known also as an endergonic process. Anabolism is the building-up aspect of metabolism, whereas catabolism is the breaking-down aspect. Anabolism is usually synonymous with biosynthesis.


  1. anabolic

    Anabolic refers to the set of metabolic processes that build up molecules and tissues in the body, often consuming energy to do so. It involves the synthesis of complex molecules from simpler ones, promoting growth, and increasing the size and strength of tissues like muscles. This term is commonly used in the context of bodybuilding and sports where anabolic steroids are used to enhance performance and physical appearance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anabolicadjective

    pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes, more or less constructive in their nature

  2. Etymology: [Gr. something heaped up; + a stroke.]


  1. Anabolic

    the constructive change from food material to animal tissue: see katabolic.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anabolic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anabolic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of anabolic in a Sentence

  1. Mike Lynch:

    It's moving at a speed that make a glacier look like it's been taking anabolic steroids.

  2. Sibylle Kranz:

    Children are growing, so they are in an anabolic state: Muscle is being built; bone is being built; the brain is developing.

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