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industrialize

[in-duhs-tree-uh-lahyz] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), industrialized, industrializing.
1.
to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.
2.
to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism.
verb (used without object), industrialized, industrializing.
3.
to undergo industrialization.
4.
to follow or espouse industrialism.
Also, especially British, industrialise.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; industrial + -ize
Related forms
industrialization, noun
nonindustrialized, adjective
overindustrialize, verb, overindustrialized, overindustrializing.
semi-industrialized, adjective
unindustrialized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for industrialise

industrialize

/ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to develop industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
2.
(intransitive) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of industry on an extensive scale
Derived Forms
industrialization, industrialisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for industrialise

industrialize

v.

1852, from industrial + -ize, or else from French industrialiser (1842), from Medieval Latin industrialis. Related: Industrialized; industrializing.

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