[mek-uh-nahyz] /ˈmɛk əˌnaɪz/

verb (used with object), mechanized, mechanizing.
to make .
to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
verb (transitive)
to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles

in the military sense of “equipped with or using mechanical vehicles and weapons,” 1928, from past participle of mechanize (v.).

1670s; see mechanic (adj.) + -ize. Related: Mechanized; mechanizing.


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