Definition of canalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    canalize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkænlˌaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they canalize
     
    he / she / it canalizes
     
    past simple canalized
     
    -ing form canalizing
     
     
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  1. 1canalize something (technology) to make a river wider, deeper or straighter; to make a river into a canal
  2. 2 canalize something (formal) to control an emotion, activity, etc. so that it is aimed at a particular purpose synonym channel
canalization
 
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NAmE//ˌkænl̩əˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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