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[ frak-shuh-nl-ahyz ]
/ ˈfræk ʃə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), frac·tion·al·ized, frac·tion·al·iz·ing.

to divide or splinter into fractions, sections, factions, etc.

Nearby words

Also especially British, frac·tion·al·ise.

Origin of fractionalize

First recorded in 1930–35; fractional + -ize
Related formsfrac·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019