Definition of mechanize
1 : to make mechanical; especially : to make automatic or routine
2a : to equip with machinery especially to replace human or animal laborb : to equip with armed and armored motor vehiclesc : to provide with mechanical power
3 : to produce by or as if by machine
mechanizableplay \-ˌnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
mechanizationplay \ˌme-kə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
mechanizerplay \ˈme-kə-ˌnī-zər\ noun
Examples of mechanize in a Sentence
an invention that helped to mechanize agriculture
Recent Examples of mechanize from the Web
More than the harvesting process is being mechanized.
If a country was mechanizing its farms, German companies like Claas made the tractors and grain harvesters.
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First Known Use of mechanize
MECHANIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mechanize for English Language Learners
: to change (a process or an activity) so that it is done with machines instead of by people or animals
MECHANIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of mechanize for Students
1 : to cause to be done by machines rather than humans or animals The invention helped mechanize farming.
2 : to equip with machinery a mechanized army
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