[kuh n-tey-nuh-rahyz]

verb (used with object), con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing.

to package (freight) in uniform, sealed containers for shipment.
to perform (a materials-handling operation) with the help of containerization.
to make suitable for a containerization system.

verb (used without object), con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing.

to adopt containerization.

Nearby words

  1. container car,
  2. container garden,
  3. container ship,
  4. containerboard,
  5. containerization,
  6. containerport,
  7. containership,
  8. containment,
  9. containment, policy of,
  10. contakion

Also especially British, con·tain·er·ise.

Origin of containerize

Related formsnon·con·tain·er·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for containerize



verb (tr)

to convey (cargo) in standard-sized containers
to adapt (a port or transportation system) to the use of standard-sized containers
Derived Formscontainerization or containerisation, noun

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