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[roh-buh-tahyz, -bot-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), ro·bot·ized, ro·bot·iz·ing
  1. to turn (someone) into a robot.
  2. to convert for automated operation or production by robots or robotlike machines: to robotize an assembly line.
verb (used without object), ro·bot·ized, ro·bot·iz·ing
  1. to adapt or become adapted to the use of robots or robotics.
Also especially British, ro·bot·ise.

Origin of robotize

First recorded in 1925–30; robot + -ize
Related formsro·bot·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for robotize



verb (tr)
  1. mainly US to automaterobotized assembly lines
  2. to cause (a person) to be or become mechanical and lifeless, like a robot
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