noun. breakdown in living organisms of more complex substances into simpler ones together with release of energy.
- biological process
- destructive metabolism
- metabolic process
- καταβολή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Example sentences of the word catabolism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Although this may seem like a chore, it will prevent your muscles from going for eight or more hours without nutrition and entering a state of catabolism.