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ruggedize

[ ruhg-i-dahyz ]
/ 藞r蕦g 瑟藢da瑟z /
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verb (used with object), rug路ged路ized, rug路ged路iz路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路ged路ise .

Origin of ruggedize

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

ruggedize

ruggedise

/ (藞r蕦伞瑟藢da瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make durable, as for military use
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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