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[moh-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmoʊ təˌraɪz/

verb (used with object), motorized, motorizing.
to furnish with a , as a vehicle.
to supply with motor-driven vehicles, usually in the place of horses and horse-drawn vehicles.
verb (transitive)
to equip with a motor
to provide (military units) with motor vehicles

“to furnish with a motor or motors,” 1901, from motor (n.) + -ize. Related: Motorized; motorizing; motorization.


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