- to undergo industrialization.
- to follow or espouse industrialism.
Also especially British, in·dus·tri·al·ise.
Origin of industrialize
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Examples from the Web for industrialized
Canada and the United States are the only industrialized countries that retain birthright citizenship.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’
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Good American Future Fund-associated politicians are on the side of industrialized farming.Will Chris Christie Bow to Iowa’s Pork Kings?
November 1, 2014
In a familiar story, the U.S. has no law guaranteeing any paid maternity leave and is the only industrialized nation to do so.What's Up With U.S. Maternity Leave?
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Gatti imported his from Norway; Fussell industrialized the process with plants in Baltimore, New York, Washington, and Boston.An Investigation Into the Delicious Origins of Ice Cream
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We take more pills than other industrialized countries, and yet we have worse health outcomes.Clinton Doc: This Is How We’ll Fix Health Care
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That is, you have brought Texcoco and Genoa to an industrialized culture.Adaptation
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India does not need to be industrialized in the modern sense of the term.The Wheel of Fortune
Kellonia had entered the age of industrialized culture, with the large individual owner a disappearing species.Alarm Clock
Everett B. Cole
AIDS impacted on the sense of invulnerability, assumed by individuals in industrialized countries as almost a right.The Civilization of Illiteracy
The goal is to enlist all available economic resources in the industrialized Free World-especially private investment capital.
- (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 industrialized
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