[ kuh n-tey-nuh-rahyz ]
/ kənˈteɪ nəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing.

to package (freight) in uniform, sealed containers for shipment.
to perform (a materials-handling operation) with the help of containerization.
to make suitable for a containerization system.

verb (used without object), con·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing.

to adopt containerization.


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Also especially British, con·tain·er·ise.

Origin of containerize

OTHER WORDS FROM containerize

non·con·tain·er·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for non-containerized



/ (kənˈteɪnəˌraɪz) /

verb (tr)

to convey (cargo) in standard-sized containers
to adapt (a port or transportation system) to the use of standard-sized containers

Derived forms of containerize

containerization or containerisation, noun
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