28 Synonyms & Antonyms for Photosynthesis


The noun for “photosynthesis” is “photosynthesis” itself. It refers to the process by which green plants, algae, and some bacteria convert light energy, usually from the sun, into chemical energy stored in glucose or other organic compounds, while also releasing oxygen as a byproduct.


The process of photosynthesis itself is not a verb, but rather a noun. It describes a biological process rather than an action. However, you could use verbs such as “occur,” “take place,” or “happen” in a sentence to describe the action of photosynthesis.


Photosynthetic process
Assimilation of light
Light-dependent synthesis
Chlorophyll synthesis
Carbon fixation
Solar assimilation
Sunlight conversion
Chloroplast activity
Solar-powered synthesis
Photon capture
Light-driven assimilation
Autotrophic nutrition
Sunlight utilization
Radiant energy conversion


Heterotrophic nutrition
Parasitic nutrition
Hetrotrophic organisms
Heterotrophic metabolism
Hetrotrophic growth

Examples from books and articles

  • In the world of photosynthesisthe energy in the sunlight is not used to heat things up, but to drive a series of chemical reactions. Oliver Morton.
  • Green plants are able to make their own food in a process is called photosynthesis.

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