- to make mechanical.
- to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
- to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
- Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
Origin of mechanize
Examples from the Web for mechanized
With its screen raised, it looked more than anything else like a mechanized bathtub.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
World War I mechanized war on a scale never before possible—a whole array of new weapons was developed.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive
August 3, 2014
Chicago was the center of meatpacking, railroads, and mechanized agriculture, the flagships of industrial capitalism.How the Jazz Age Invented Modern America
May 9, 2014
Oh, yes, did I forget to mention the mechanized conveyer belt?‘Sweet Genius’: Ron Ben-Israel is the Scariest Man on Television
April 26, 2012
Mechanized, you will be of value to me when the great day comes.The Copper-Clad World
Some spits were mechanized with a cogged wheel and a weight at the end of a string.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.
S. A. Reilly
The officers appeared like all the other people in the clockwork culture of the mechanized New System.The Victor
Darkover is a civilized planet with a fairly high standard of living, but it is not a mechanized or a technological culture.The Planet Savers
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Mechanized milking equipment was also held in suspicion initially.Frying Pan Farm
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
- to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
- to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
- to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
Word Origin and History for mechanized
in the military sense of "equipped with or using mechanical vehicles and weapons," 1928, from past participle of mechanize (v.).