Anabolic is a term used to describe any process that involves building or creating something, usually in reference to biological processes. As such, antonyms for anabolic would involve terms that describe the opposite of building or creating. Some antonyms for anabolic might include terms such as catabolic, destructive, degenerative, decomposing, or breaking down. These terms are often used in reference to processes such as metabolism or other cellular processes where biological material is broken down or destroyed rather than built up or created. While anabolic processes are typically associated with growth and regeneration, the opposite processes can be just as important for an organism's survival and development.
Antonym of the day
- dry, pass up, underwhelm.