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English Dictionary: anabolic by the DICT Development Group
2 results for anabolic
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. of or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
  2. characterized by or promoting constructive metabolism; "some athletes take anabolic steroids to increase muscle size temporarily"
    Antonym(s): catabolic, katabolic
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Anabolic \An`a*bol"ic\, a. [Gr. [?] something heaped up; [?] +
      [?] a stroke.] (Physiol.)
      Pertaining to anabolism; an anabolic changes, or processes,
      more or less constructive in their nature.
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