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

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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 of industrialize

industrialization or industrialisation, noun
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