industrialize

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industrialize is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
industrialize

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Plain form
industrialize

Third-person singular
industrializes

Past tense
industrialized

Past participle
industrialized

Present participle
industrializing

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


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