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Definition of industrialize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

industrialize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪnˈdʌstriəˌlaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive] industrialize (something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they industrialize
 
he / she / it industrializes
 
past simple industrialized
 
-ing form industrializing
 
 
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if a country or an area is industrialized or if it industrializes, industries are developed there The southern part of the country was slow to industrialize.
industrialization
 
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NAmE//ɪnˌdʌstriələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] the rapid industrialization of Japan
industrialized
 
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adjective an industrialized country At the end of the 19th century, Britain was the most industrialized society in the world.
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