ruggedize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1950 to strengthen (as a machine) for better resistance to wear, stress, and abuse <
a ruggedized camera
>
ruggedization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ruggedize — (Amer.) v. build fragile instruments (such as cameras or electronic equipment etc.) so they are resistant to shock and vibration, adapt delicate items to withstand rough treatment (also ruggedise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruggedize — /rug i duyz /, v.t., ruggedized, ruggedizing. to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc. Also, esp. Brit., ruggedise. [1955 60; RUGGED + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruggedize — verb To produce a more rugged version of something, so that it will withstand rough treatment …   Wiktionary

  • ruggedize — rug·ged·ize …   English syllables

  • ruggedize — verb produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage Detroit ruggedized the family car • Syn: ↑ruggedise • Derivationally related forms: ↑ruggedisation (for: ↑ruggedise), ↑ruggedization …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruggedized — ruggedize (Amer.) v. build fragile instruments (such as cameras or electronic equipment etc.) so they are resistant to shock and vibration, adapt delicate items to withstand rough treatment (also ruggedise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruggedizes — ruggedize (Amer.) v. build fragile instruments (such as cameras or electronic equipment etc.) so they are resistant to shock and vibration, adapt delicate items to withstand rough treatment (also ruggedise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruggedizing — ruggedize (Amer.) v. build fragile instruments (such as cameras or electronic equipment etc.) so they are resistant to shock and vibration, adapt delicate items to withstand rough treatment (also ruggedise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ruggedise — verb produce in a version designed to withstand rough usage Detroit ruggedized the family car • Syn: ↑ruggedize • Derivationally related forms: ↑ruggedisation, ↑ruggedization (for: ↑ruggedize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • ruggedization — noun see ruggedize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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