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industrialize Line breaks: in|dus|tri¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlʌɪz/
(also industrialise)

Definition of industrialize in English:


[with object] (often as adjective industrialized)
1Develop industries in (a country or region) on a wide scale: the industrialized nations
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  • Many other industrialized countries are spending about $70 per person, per year.
  • I expect obesity to worsen in all the industrialized and industrializing countries and for human health to suffer as a result.
  • The United States remains one of the few advanced industrialized countries in the world that still practices capital punishment.
1.1 [no object] (Of a country or region) build up a system of industries: the country needs to industrialize to create both exports and jobs
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  • As the country industrialized, home and workplace became distinct.
  • Meanwhile, the country industrialized relatively successfully to make it less dependent on world trade.
  • No other country would industrialize to the same extent before the 1870s, giving Britain a near-monopoly on the production of manufactured goods.
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