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compartmentalize

compartmentalize

verb com·part·men·tal·ize \kəm-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz, ˌkäm-\

: to separate (something) into sections or categories

: to separate (two or more things) from each other

: to put (something) in a place that is separate from other things

com·part·men·tal·izedcom·part·men·tal·iz·ing

Full Definition of COMPARTMENTALIZE

transitive verb
:  to separate into isolated compartments or categories
com·part·men·tal·i·za·tion \-ˌmen-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of COMPARTMENTALIZE

  1. He compartmentalizes his life by keeping his job and his personal life separate.
  2. The company has compartmentalized its services.

First Known Use of COMPARTMENTALIZE

1925

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