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mechanize

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