verb (used with object), func·tion·al·ized, func·tion·al·iz·ing.

to make functional.

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

Origin of functionalize

First recorded in 1860–65; functional + -ize
Related formsfunc·tion·al·i·za·tion, nounde·func·tion·al·ize, verb (used with object), de·func·tion·al·ized, de·func·tion·al·iz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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