Pronunciation: (mek'u-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to make mechanical.
2. to operate or perform by or as if by machinery.
3. to introduce machinery into (an industry, enterprise, etc.), esp. in order to replace manual labor.
4. Mil.to equip with tanks and other armored vehicles. Also, esp. Brit.,mech'a•nise".
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