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Definition of compartmentalize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˌkɑmpɑrtˈmɛntlˌaɪz//
compartmentalize something (into something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compartmentalize
he / she / it compartmentalizes
past simple compartmentalized
-ing form compartmentalizing
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to divide something into separate sections, especially so that one thing does not affect the other Life today is rigidly compartmentalized into work and leisure.
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