compartmentalize

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verb com·part·men·tal·ize \kəm-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz, ˌkäm-\

Definition of compartmentalize

compartmentalized

compartmentalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to separate into isolated compartments or categories

compartmentalization

play \-ˌmen-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of compartmentalize in a sentence

  1. He compartmentalizes his life by keeping his job and his personal life separate.

  2. The company has compartmentalized its services.

1925

First Known Use of compartmentalize

1925


COMPARTMENTALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

compartmentalize

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verb com·part·men·tal·ize \kəm-ˌpärt-ˈmen-tə-ˌlīz, ˌkäm-\

Definition of compartmentalize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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