from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To equip with machinery: mechanize a factory.
  • transitive v. To equip (a military unit) with motor vehicles, such as tanks and trucks.
  • transitive v. To make automatic or unspontaneous; render routine or monotonous.
  • transitive v. To produce by or as if by machines.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To equip something with machinery.
  • v. To equip a military unity with tanks and other armed vehicles.
  • v. To make something routine, automatic or monotonous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To cause to be mechanical.
  • transitive v. To introduce machinery into (a process) in order to reduce human effort or improve uniformity or quality of the result
  • transitive v. To equip (an armed force) with tanks or other vehicles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render mechanical; bring into the form of mechanism; form mechanically; bring into a mechanical state or condition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make monotonous; make automatic or routine
  • v. make mechanical
  • v. equip with armed and armored motor vehicles


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