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dieselize

[dee-zuh-lahyz, -suh-]
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verb (used with object), die·sel·ized, die·sel·iz·ing.
  1. to equip with diesel machinery.
verb (used without object), die·sel·ized, die·sel·iz·ing.
  1. to become equipped with diesel machinery or vehicles, as a railroad.
Also especially British, die·sel·ise.

Origin of dieselize

First recorded in 1945–50; diesel + -ize
Related formsdie·sel·i·za·tion, noun
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