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motorize

[ moh-tuh-rahyz ]
/ 藞mo蕣 t蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), mo路tor路ized, mo路tor路iz路ing.
to furnish with a motor, as a vehicle.
to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
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Also especially British, mo路tor路ise .

Origin of motorize

First recorded in 1910鈥15; motor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM motorize

mo路tor路i路za路tion, nounnon路mo路tor路ized, adjectiveun路mo路tor路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for motorize

motorize

motorise

/ (藞m蓹蕣t蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to equip with a motor
to provide (military units) with motor vehicles

Derived forms of motorize

motorization or motorisation, noun
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