ruggedize

[ ruhg-i-dahyz ]
/ ˈrʌg ɪˌdaɪz /

verb (used with object), rug·ged·ized, rug·ged·iz·ing.

to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc.

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Also especially British, rug·ged·ise .

Origin of ruggedize

First recorded in 1955–60; rugged + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for ruggedize

ruggedize

ruggedise

/ (ˈrʌɡɪˌdaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make durable, as for military use
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