industrialise

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industrialise is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
industrialise

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Plain form
industrialise

Third-person singular
industrialises

Past tense
industrialised

Past participle
industrialised

Present participle
industrialising

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If a place or business industrialises it adds factories and machines to do work that was previously done by hand or not done at all.
    France was slow to industrialise for most of the Third Republic (1870–1940).
    Farms are getting bigger as farming is beginning to industrialise.


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