Pronunciation: (byoo-rok'ru-tīz"), [key]
—v.t., -tized, -tiz•ing.
1. to divide an administrative agency or office into bureaus.
2. to increase the number of government or business bureaus.
3. to cause to become bureaucratic or to resemble a bureaucracy: to bureaucratize a city's social services. Also, esp. Brit.,bu•reauc'ra•tise".
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