industrialized


verb (used with object), in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing.

  1. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.
  2. to convert to the ideals, methods, aims, etc., of industrialism.

verb (used without object), in·dus·tri·al·ized, in·dus·tri·al·iz·ing.

  1. to undergo industrialization.
  2. to follow or espouse industrialism.

verb

  1. (tr) to develop industry on an extensive scale in (a country, region, etc)
  2. (intr) (of a country, region, etc) to undergo the development of industry on an extensive scale
v.

1852, from industrial + -ize, or else from French industrialiser (1842), from Medieval Latin industrialis. Related: Industrialized; industrializing.

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