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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
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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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