industrialize

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

in·dus·tri·al·ize

verb \in-ˈdəs-trē-ə-ˌlīz\

: to build and operate factories and businesses in a city, region, country, etc.

in·dus·tri·al·izedin·dus·tri·al·iz·ing

Full Definition of INDUSTRIALIZE

transitive verb
:  to make industrial <industrialize an agricultural region>
intransitive verb
:  to become industrial
in·dus·tri·al·i·za·tion \-ˌdəs-trē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of INDUSTRIALIZE

  1. The government hopes to industrialize some of the agricultural regions.

First Known Use of INDUSTRIALIZE

1886

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