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Meaning of industrialize

in•dus•tri•al•ize

Pronunciation: (in-dus'trē-u-līz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.
  2. to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism.
—v.i.
  1. to undergo industrialization.
  2. to follow or espouse industrialism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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