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[chan-l-ahyz] /ˈtʃæn lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), channelized, channelizing.
to channel.
Origin of channelize
1600-10; channel1 + -ize
Related forms
channelization, noun
nonchannelized, adjective
unchannelized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for channelize
  • Caution tape is also sometimes used to channelize pedestrians.
  • Devices used to channelize pedestrians shall be detectable to users of long canes and visible to persons having low vision.
  • Grade and compact surfaces evenly since water can collect in depressions or channelize into destructive flows.
  • Right-of-way may be required to provide left turn lanes and to fully channelize an intersection.
  • Curbs are used to channelize both traffic and water.
  • Drainage ditches are common on roadways when curbs are not used to channelize storm run-off.
  • Runoff from the proposed project is not anticipated to channelize or cause gullying and scour.
  • Fencing can be considered to channelize pedestrian flow to crosswalks at specific park entrances.
  • May help channelize and limit pedestrian traffic to specific locations.
  • If only one approach is widened, an appropriate taper shall be constructed to channelize traffic over the crossing.
British Dictionary definitions for channelize


(transitive) to guide through or as if through a channel; provide a channel for
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