verb[with object] (usually as adjective motorized)
- 1Equip (a vehicle or device) with a motor to operate or propel it: a motorized wheelchairMore example sentences
- All drivers and passengers should wear helmets that meet current standards for use while operating motorized vehicles.
- We have enjoyed offering the first real computerized, motorized wheelchair; we have a huge market in that area.
- Since its introduction, the company has hired an army of lobbyists in an effort to get state and local governments to change laws that bar motorized vehicles from sidewalks.
- 1.1Equip (troops) with motor transportation: three motorized divisionsMore example sentences
- Most units going into Iraq now will go in as motorized infantry, mainly driving Humvees.
- Tanks are used in an offensive to support motorized infantry; they can also be used independently.
- These forces have some armor but rely on dismounted or motorized infantry for the bulk of their combat power.
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- With mass motorization the situation has changed, and the relative advantages the car once conferred have dwindled: the more cars, the less joy.
- Oil changed everyday life and work in the developed world by spurring mass motorization, broader access to electricity, and the spread of synthetic materials.
- Economic development in ASEAN countries has spurred a rapid growth in motorization and led to a significant worsening of road safety throughout the region.
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