industrialize

verb in·dus·tri·al·ize \ in-ˈdə-strē-ə-ˌlīz \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of industrialize

industrialized; industrializing
transitive verb
: to make industrial
  • industrialize an agricultural region
intransitive verb
: to become industrial

industrialization

play \in-ˌdə-strē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of industrialize in a Sentence

  1. The government hopes to industrialize some of the agricultural regions.

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First Known Use of industrialize

1845


INDUSTRIALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

industrialize

verb

Definition of industrialize for English Language Learners

  • : to build and operate factories and businesses in a city, region, country, etc.


INDUSTRIALIZE Defined for Kids

industrialize

verb in·dus·tri·al·ize \ in-ˈdə-strē-ə-ˌlīz \

Definition of industrialize for Students

industrialized; industrializing
: to develop industries


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