industrialize

[ in-duhs-tree-uh-lahyz ]
/ ɪnˈdʌs tri əˌlaɪz /

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.

Origin of industrialize

First recorded in 1880–85; industrial + -ize

Related forms

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Examples from the Web for industrialised

  • He gives striking examples of what he terms "industrialised diplomacy."

    The Forerunners|Romain Rolland
  • He read with entire approval what Plato wrote of industrialised Athens.

    The Victorian Age|William Ralph Inge
  • It has made one almost despair of industrialised England to see the great Australians pass in the streets of London.

    Another Sheaf|John Galsworthy
  • That part of Germany was agricultural; not yet industrialised out of its charm.

    An Autobiography|Elizabeth Butler

British Dictionary definitions for industrialised

industrialize

industrialise

/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(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

Derived Forms

industrialization or industrialisation, noun
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