channelize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1609 1. channel 1 2. channel 2 3. to straighten by means of a channel <
channelize a stream
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channelization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • channelize — (Amer.) v. channel, direct, focus (also channelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • channelize — [chan′əl īz΄] vt. channelized, channelizing to provide a channel for channelization n …   English World dictionary

  • channelize — channelization, n. /chan l uyz /, v.t., v.i., channelized, channelizing. to channel. Also, esp. Brit., channelise. [1600 10; CHANNEL1 + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • channelize — verb a) to form a channel, especially by deepening or altering the course of a river b) to transmit something through a channel …   Wiktionary

  • channelize — or channelise verb chiefly N. Amer. another term for channel (in sense 1) …   English new terms dictionary

  • channelize — chan·nel·ize …   English syllables

  • channelize — chan•nel•ize [[t]ˈtʃæn lˌaɪz[/t]] v. t. v. i. ized, iz•ing bui to channel • Etymology: 1600–10 chan nel•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • channelize — v.tr. (also ise) convey in, or as if in, a channel; guide …   Useful english dictionary

  • channelized — channelize (Amer.) v. channel, direct, focus (also channelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • channelizes — channelize (Amer.) v. channel, direct, focus (also channelise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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