com·part·men·tal·ize verb \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
Examples of COMPARTMENTALIZE
- He compartmentalizes his life by keeping his job and his personal life separate.
- The company has compartmentalized its services.
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Related to COMPARTMENTALIZE
- assort, break down, categorize, class, codify, compartment, classify, digest, distinguish, distribute, grade, group, peg, place, range, rank, relegate, separate, sort, type
Rhymes with COMPARTMENTALIZE
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