[ ih-kon-uh-mahyz ]
/ ɪˈkɒn əˌmaɪz /
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verb (used without object), e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing.
to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
verb (used with object), e·con·o·mized, e·con·o·miz·ing.
to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
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Also especially British, e·con·o·mise .
OTHER WORDS FROM economizeun·e·con·o·miz·ing, adjective
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How to use economize in a sentence
True, it was his first meal in two days, and we were economizing on rent by sleeping in the parks.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
Economizing coal involved all kinds of unexpected side issues.
Every part of his dress was good in quality and large in quantity, denoting that he was above economizing in the material.Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
Instead of attempting to give any very specific rules on this subject, some modes of economizing time will be suggested.
Another mode of economizing time, is, by uniting several objects in one employment.
British Dictionary definitions for economize
/ (ɪˈkɒnəˌmaɪz) /
(often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)
Derived forms of economizeeconomization or economisation, noun
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