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 Dictionary entry overview: What does metabolic rate mean? 

  The noun METABOLIC RATE has 1 sense:

1. rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period

  Familiarity information: METABOLIC RATE used as a noun is very rare.

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Rate of metabolism; the amount of energy expended in a give period

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Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("metabolic rate" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "metabolic rate"):

basal metabolic rate; BMR (the rate at which heat is produced by an individual in a resting state)

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