canalize

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verb can·a·lize \ˈka-nə-ˌlīz\

Definition of canalize

canalized

;

canalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to provide with a canal or channelb :  to make into or similar to a canal

  3. 2 :  to provide with an outlet; especially :  to direct into preferred channels

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to flow in or into a channel

  6. 2 :  to establish new channels

Examples of canalize in a Sentence

  1. the director of the charity should be canalizing the flow of donations so that the money ends up where it is most needed

First Known Use of canalize

1855


Medical Dictionary

canalize

verb can·a·lize
variants: or British

canalise

\ˈkan-əl-ˌīz\play

Medical Definition of canalize

canalized

or British

canalised

;

canalizing

or British

canalising

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to drain (a wound) by forming channels without the use of tubes

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to develop new channels (as new capillaries in a blood clot)



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