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.

Nearby words

  1. rugby league,
  2. rugby shirt,
  3. rugby union,
  4. rugged,
  5. rugged individualism,
  6. ruggedly,
  7. rugger,
  8. rugger bugger,
  9. rugging,
  10. ruggles

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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