Katabolic is a technical term that refers to the metabolic breakdown or catabolism of complex molecules into simpler compounds, such as the degradation of fats, sugars, and proteins. Antonyms for the word katabolic may include anabolic, which refers to the synthesis or buildup of complex molecules from simpler compounds, such as the production of muscle tissue from proteins and amino acids. Other antonyms for katabolic may include constructive, regenerative, anabolous, or growth-oriented. These words all convey the opposite meaning of katabolic, expressing the idea of growth, regeneration, or building up of tissue, rather than the breaking down of molecules for energy.
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- aid, discourage, dissuade.