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.

RELATED WORDS

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

Origin of industrialize

First recorded in 1880–85; industrial + -ize

Related forms

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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 Forms

industrialization or industrialisation, noun
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