[kuhm-pahrt-men-tl-ahyz, kom-pahrt-]
verb (used with object), compartmentalized, compartmentalizing.
to divide into categories or compartments.
Also, especially British, compartmentalise.

1920–25; compartmental + -ize

compartmentalization, noun
decompartmentalization, noun
decompartmentalize, verb (used with object), decompartmentalized, decompartmentalizing. Unabridged
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compartmentalize or compartmentalise (ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz)
(usually tr) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree
compartmentalise or compartmentalise
compartmentali'zation or compartmentalise
compartmentali'sation or compartmentalise

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Example sentences
Large storage capacity, useful compartmentalization and carrying comfort makes
  this a must buy for long trips.
Organelles are sub-cellular structures that provide internal
  compartmentalization and other functions.
The problem is, it isn't clear how to measure compartmentalization within
The authorities regard such compartmentalization as essential to maintaining
  social stability.
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