[ mek-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈmɛk əˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), mech·a·nized, mech·a·niz·ing.
to make mechanical.
to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
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Also especially British, mech·a·nise.
OTHER WORDS FROM mechanizemech·a·ni·za·tion, nounmech·a·niz·er, nounan·ti·mech·a·ni·za·tion, adjectiveun·mech·a·nized, adjective
Words nearby mechanize
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanise
/ (ˈmɛkəˌnaɪz) /
to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
Derived forms of mechanizemechanization or mechanisation, nounmechanizer or mechaniser, noun
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