[kuh m-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, kom-pahrt-]
verb (used with object), com·part·men·tal·ized, com·part·men·tal·iz·ing.
to divide into categories or compartments.
Also especially British, com·part·men·tal·ise.
Origin of compartmentalize
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Related Words for compartmentalizeinsulate, sort, interval, group, space, seclude, island, distribute, winnow, sequester, assign, sift, comb, discriminate, compartment, intervene, order, classify
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Contemporary Examples of compartmentalize
I feel less—or at least differently—divided, almost forced not to compartmentalize.All the Arguments Are Jewish
April 12, 2012
(usually tr) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree
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