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mechanize

verb [T] uk (UK usually mechanise)   /ˈmek.ə.naɪz/ us  
to use a machine to do something that used to be done by hand: Farming has been mechanized, reducing the need for labour.
mechanization
noun [U] uk (UK usually mechanisation)   /ˌmek.ə.naɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-nəˈ-/
mechanized
adjective uk (UK usually mechanised)   us  
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