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mechanize

mechanize

verb mech·a·nize \ˈme-kə-ˌnīz\

: to change (a process or an activity) so that it is done with machines instead of by people or animals

mech·a·nizedmech·a·niz·ing

Full Definition of MECHANIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to make mechanical; especially :  to make automatic or routine
2
a :  to equip with machinery especially to replace human or animal labor
b :  to equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
c :  to provide with mechanical power
3
:  to produce by or as if by machine
mech·a·niz·able \-ˌnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
mech·a·ni·za·tion \ˌme-kə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
mech·a·niz·er \ˈme-kə-ˌnī-zər\ noun

Examples of MECHANIZE

  1. an invention that helped to mechanize agriculture

First Known Use of MECHANIZE

1678

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