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economize

[ ih-kon-uh-mahyz ]
/ 瑟藞k蓲n 蓹藢ma瑟z /
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verb (used without object), e路con路o路mized, e路con路o路miz路ing.
to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
verb (used with object), e路con路o路mized, e路con路o路miz路ing.
to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
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Also especially British, e路con路o路mise .

Origin of economize

First recorded in 1640鈥50; econom(y) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM economize

un路e路con路o路miz路ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for economize

economize

economise

/ (瑟藞k蓲n蓹藢ma瑟z) /

verb
(often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)

Derived forms of economize

economization or economisation, noun
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