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.

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Nearby words

  1. industrialisation,
  2. industrialise,
  3. industrialism,
  4. industrialist,
  5. industrialization,
  6. industrialized,
  7. industrials,
  8. industrious,
  9. industriously,
  10. industry

Also especially British, in·dus·tri·al·ise.

Origin of industrialize

First recorded in 1880–85; industrial + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for industrialize

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 Formsindustrialization or industrialisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for industrialize

industrialize

v.

1852, from industrial + -ize, or else from French industrialiser (1842), from Medieval Latin industrialis. Related: Industrialized; industrializing.

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