mechanize

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verb mech·a·nize \ˈme-kə-ˌnīz\

Definition of mechanize

mechanized

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mechanizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make mechanical; especially :  to make automatic or routine

  3. 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

  4. 3 :  to produce by or as if by machine

mechanizable

play \-ˌnī-zə-bəl\ adjective

mechanization

play \ˌme-kə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

mechanizer

play \ˈme-kə-ˌnī-zər\ noun

Examples of mechanize in a Sentence

  1. an invention that helped to mechanize agriculture

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First Known Use of mechanize

1678


MECHANIZE Defined for English Language Learners

mechanize

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verb

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

mechanize

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verb mech·a·nize \ˈme-kə-ˌnīz\

Definition of mechanize for Students

mechanized

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mechanizing

  1. 1 :  to cause to be done by machines rather than humans or animals The invention helped mechanize farming.

  2. 2 :  to equip with machinery a mechanized army


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