verb (used with object), in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing.
- to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.
- to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism.
verb (used without object), in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing.
- to undergo industrialization.
- to follow or espouse industrialism.
Also especially British, in·dus·tri·al·ise.Related formsin·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion, nounnon·in·dus·tri·al·ized, adjectiveo·ver·in·dus·tri·al·ize, verb, o·ver·in·dus·tri·al·ized, o·ver·in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing.sem·i-in·dus·tri·al·ized, adjectiveun·in·dus·tri·al·ized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for industrialised
Historical Examples of industrialised
That part of Germany was agricultural; not yet industrialised out of its charm.
He read with entire approval what Plato wrote of industrialised Athens.
He gives striking examples of what he terms "industrialised diplomacy."
It has made one almost despair of industrialised England to see the great Australians pass in the streets of London.
British Dictionary definitions for industrialised
Derived Formsindustrialization or industrialisation, noun
- (tr) to develop industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
- (intr) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of industry on an extensive scale
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Word Origin and History for industrialised
1852, from industrial + -ize, or else from French industrialiser (1842), from Medieval Latin industrialis. Related: Industrialized; industrializing.
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