rou·​tin·​ize rü-ˈtē-ˌnīz How to pronounce routinize (audio)
routinized; routinizing

transitive verb

: to discipline in or reduce to a routine
routinization noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a similar vein, China has moved to routinize pandemic control through regular PCR testing and rigorous health checks in residential communities and public places. Yanzhong Huang, CNN, 30 June 2022 All of this would alleviate the need for one-off waivers and routinize BVLOS flights. Dawn Zoldi, Forbes, 14 Mar. 2022 Those stories routinize systemic violence through their repetition. Lee M. Pierce, The Conversation, 5 Aug. 2021 The country is at a turning point: routinize presidential impeachment or keep it as a last resort in extreme cases of wrongdoing. Conrad Black, National Review, 18 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of routinize was in 1841

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Cite this Entry

“Routinize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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