industrialize

[in-duhs-tree-uh-lahyz]
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:
1880–85; industrial + -ize

industrialization, noun
nonindustrialized, adjective
overindustrialize, verb, overindustrialized, overindustrializing.
semi-industrialized, adjective
unindustrialized, adjective
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industrialize or industrialise (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to develop industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
2.  (intr) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of industry on an extensive scale
 
industrialise or industrialise
 
vb
 
industriali'zation or industrialise
 
n
 
industriali'sation or industrialise
 
n

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industrialize
1852, from industrial + -ize.
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Example sentences
More countries are building infrastructure and as countries industrialize the
  population growth rate drops.
By helping developing countries get clean, cheap nuclear power, they get the
  energy to industrialize.
Companies are coming in to consolidate the land and industrialize sugarcane.
The goal of the rest is o industrialize without westernizing.
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