economizing

economize

[ih-kon-uh-mahyz]
verb (used without object), economized, economizing.
1.
to practice economy; avoid waste or extravagance.
verb (used with object), economized, economizing.
2.
to manage economically; use sparingly or frugally.
Also, especially British, economise.


Origin:
1640–50; econom(y) + -ize

uneconomizing, adjective


1, 2. save, conserve, husband.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To economizing
Collins
World English Dictionary
economize or economise (ɪˈkɒnəˌmaɪz)
 
vb
(often foll by on) to limit or reduce (expense, waste, etc)
 
economise or economise
 
vb
 
economi'zation or economise
 
n
 
economi'sation or economise
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

economize
1640s, "to govern a household," from economy + -ize. Meaning "to spend less" is from 1790.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature