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channelize

[chan-l-ahyz]
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verb (used with or without object), chan·nel·ized, chan·nel·iz·ing.
  1. to channel.
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Also especially British, chan·nel·ise.

Origin of channelize

First recorded in 1600–10; channel1 + -ize
Related formschan·nel·i·za·tion, nounnon·chan·nel·ized, adjectiveun·chan·nel·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for channelize

channelize

channelise

verb
  1. (tr) to guide through or as if through a channel; provide a channel for
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