functionalize

transitive verb
func·​tion·​al·​ize | \ ˈfəŋ(k)shənᵊlˌīz, -shnəˌlīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of functionalize

1 : to cause to be functional
2 : to organize (as work or management) into units performing specialized tasks

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“Functionalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functionalize. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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