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English definition of “mechanize”


verb [T] ( UK also mechanise)
/ˈmekənaɪz/ PRODUCTION
to use machines to do something that used to be done by hand: Farming has been mechanized, reducing the need for labour. Work is done in a highly mechanized way.
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