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utilize

verb [T] uk formal (UK usually utilise)   /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪz/ us    /-t̬əl.aɪz/
to use something in an effective way: The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the body.
utilizable
adjective uk (UK usually utilisable)   /ˈjuː.tɪ.laɪ.zə.bl̩/ us    /-t̬əl.aɪ-/
utilization
noun [U] uk (UK usually utilisation)   /ˌjuː.tɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-t̬əl.ɪ-/
Sensible utilization of the world's resources is a priority.
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