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ruggedize

[ruhg-i-dahyz] /ˈrʌg ɪˌdaɪz/
verb (used with object), ruggedized, ruggedizing.
1.
to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc.
Also, especially British, ruggedise.
Origin of ruggedize
1955-1960
First recorded in 1955-60; rugged + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for ruggedize

ruggedize

/ˈrʌɡɪˌdaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make durable, as for military use
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