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mechanize

[ mek-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈmɛk əˌnaɪz /
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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 .

Origin of mechanize

First recorded in 1695–1705; mechan(ic) + -ize
mech·a·ni·za·tion [mek-uh-nahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌmɛk ə naɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, nounmech·a·niz·er, nounun·mech·a·nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mechanize

mechanize

mechanise

/ (ˈmɛkəˌnaɪz) /

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
mechanization or mechanisation, nounmechanizer or mechaniser, noun
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