ruggedize


rug·ged·ize

verb \ˈrə-gə-ˌdīz\
rug·ged·izedrug·ged·iz·ing

Definition of RUGGEDIZE

transitive verb
:  to strengthen (as a machine) for better resistance to wear, stress, and abuse <a ruggedized camera>
rug·ged·i·za·tion \ˌrə-gə-də-ˈzā-shən\ noun

First Known Use of RUGGEDIZE

1950

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