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mechanize

[mek-uh-nahyz] /ˈmɛk əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), mechanized, mechanizing.
1.
to make mechanical.
2.
to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
3.
to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
4.
Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
Also, especially British, mechanise.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; mechan(ic) + -ize
Related forms
mechanization, noun
mechanizer, noun
antimechanization, adjective
unmechanized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anti-mechanization

mechanize

/ˈmɛkəˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
2.
to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
3.
to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
Derived Forms
mechanization, mechanisation, noun
mechanizer, mechaniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for anti-mechanization

mechanize

v.

1670s; see mechanic (adj.) + -ize. Related: Mechanized; mechanizing.

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