compartmentalize

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compartmentalize

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


Origin:
1920–25; compartmental + -ize

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

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Example sentences
Try to compartmentalize your thoughts and build suspense around the transition
  fun each topic.
To compartmentalize thus is to ignore the power of our example in the world.
Compartmentalize and regulate reactions with membranes then use receptor sites
  to regulate the membranes.
It would be nuts to compartmentalize the investigations if one were making a
  serious criminal investigative effort.
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