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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Transforming compounds with the aid of radiant energy, like sunlight (especially in plants).

Usage examples (41)
  • The process of photosynthesis in plants is very complicated.
  • But photosynthesis is much more efficient than our solar technologies, for reasons that scientists are still working out.
  • What we call photosynthesis is really the transformed energy that gives life to the tree that bears fruit of a wonderful color
  • In respiration as well as in photosynthesis, electrons fall from a higher to a lower energy level, somewhat like an electric current. for more
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