Pronunciation: (in-dus'trē-u-līz"), [key]
—v., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.
2. to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism.
1. to undergo industrialization.
2. to follow or espouse industrialism. Also, esp. Brit.,in•dus'tri•al•ise".
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