mo·​tor·​ized ˈmō-tə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce motorized (audio)
: equipped with a motor : powered by a motor
For those who just want a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice but don't want to make it by hand, we also tested a dozen motorized citrus juicers.Consumer Reports
The road I traveled is all but impassable to motorized vehicles, excepting a trail bike driven by someone who knows how to negotiate mammoth mudholes …Blaine Harden
: of, relating to, or involving a motor or motor-driven vehicle
Inside the machine, I heard a circular whir, a motorized grinding, a sigh like a bus releasing exhaust.Adam Baer
Motorized tractor pulls have been around since 1929, and became a formally organized sport 20 years ago.Brian McCoy
… the local snowmobile club asked whether it could continue to use our logging roads, and although we don't much care for motorized recreation, we said yes in the interest of neighborliness.Chris Jerome
: equipped with or transported by motor-driven vehicles
Soviet airborne divisions do not have the same degree of land mobility as tank or motorized rifle divisions …Soviet Military Power

Examples of motorized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two 29-year-old Florida women who have been best friends since Kindergarten embarked on a 500-mile journey together, and not by way of automobiles or other traditional forms of transportation, but rather motorized toy cars. Jonathan Limehouse, USA TODAY, 4 May 2024 The motorized height adjustment worked flawlessly, and the transition between sitting and standing was seamless. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Apr. 2024 Individuals may also purchase a permit for two to five-day noncommercial trips on motorized or nonmotorized rafts that launch from Diamond Creek and end at Lake Mead. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2024 The standout features on the P2000 include a motorized focus, a short input lag for gamers, and an impressive audio system built around a pair of 25-watt Harman/Kardon speakers. PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024 No motorized vehicles are allowed on the Upper Red Lake in Beltrami County until further notice. Matt Henson, Twin Cities, 3 Jan. 2024 The political war over electric vehicles has been fueled by an incendiary mix of issues: technological change, the future of the oil and gas industry, concerns about competition from China and the American love of motorized muscle. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Do not immerse the motorized end of this type of blender in water. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Beach rules: Alcohol, coolers, tents or tables or similar structures, live or amplified loud music and electric or motorized scooters will be banned in certain beach areas. Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of motorized was in 1905

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“Motorized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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