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metastasize

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Etymology

From metastasis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: , /mɪ'tæstəsʌɪz/

Verb

Infinitive
to metastasize

Third person singular
metastatiz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to metastasize (third-person singular simple present metastatiz, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (medicine) Of a disease or tumour, to spread to other sites in the body, to undergo metastasis.
    • 1989: On other screens are closeups of skin pores, before and after, details of regimes for everything, your hands, your neck, your thighs. Your elbows, especially your elbows: aging begins at the elbows and metastasizes. — Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
    • 2001: ‘Your lump could be a secondary cancer metastasized from the bowel. I had a patient like that not long ago.’ — David Lodge, Thinks...

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