Mechanized



[mek-uh-nahyz] /ˈmɛk əˌnaɪz/

verb (used with object), mechanized, mechanizing.
1.
to make .
2.
to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
3.
to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), especially in order to replace manual labor.
4.
Military. to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles.
/ˈmɛkəˌnaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to equip (a factory, industry, etc) with machinery
2.
to make mechanical, automatic, or monotonous
3.
to equip (an army, etc) with motorized or armoured vehicles
adj.

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

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

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