overindustrialize

verb
over·​in·​dus·​tri·​al·​ize | \ ˌō-vər-in-ˈdə-strē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce overindustrialize (audio) \
variants: also British overindustrialise
overindustrialized; overindustrializing

Definition of overindustrialize

transitive verb

: to industrialize (something) to an excessive degree economic pressure to overindustrialize the country

Other Words from overindustrialize

overindustrialized also British overindustrialised adjective
an overindustrialized society
overindustrialization \ ˌō-​vər-​in-​ˌdə-​strē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce overindustrialize (audio) \ also British overindustrialisation noun
overindustrialization of rural regions

First Known Use of overindustrialize

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Overindustrialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overindustrialize. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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