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mechanize

[ mek-uh-nahyz ]
/ 藞m蓻k 蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mech路a路nized, mech路a路niz路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路a路nise .

Origin of mechanize

First recorded in 1695鈥1705; mechan(ic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM mechanize

mech路a路ni路za路tion [mek-uh-nahy-zey-shuhn], /藢m蓻k 蓹 na瑟藞ze瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounmech路a路niz路er, nounun路mech路a路nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanize

mechanize

mechanise

/ (藞m蓻k蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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 mechanize

mechanization or mechanisation, nounmechanizer or mechaniser, noun
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