Definition of compartmentalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

compartmentalize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they compartmentalize
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it compartmentalizes
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple compartmentalized
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
past participle compartmentalized
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form compartmentalizing
BrE BrE//ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmentəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəmˌpɑːrtˈmentəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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compartmentalize something (into something) 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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