motorize

[moh-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), motorized, motorizing.
1.
to furnish with a motor, as a vehicle.
2.
to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
Also, especially British, motorise.


Origin:
1910–15; motor + -ize

motorization, noun
nonmotorized, adjective
unmotorized, adjective
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motorize or motorise (ˈməʊtəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to equip with a motor
2.  to provide (military units) with motor vehicles
 
motorise or motorise
 
vb
 
motori'zation or motorise
 
n
 
motori'sation or motorise
 
n

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In modern industry, reciprocating bellows are usually replaced with motorized blowers.
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