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com·part·men·tal·ize

 (kŏm′pärt-mĕn′tl-īz′, kəm-pärt′-)
tr.v. com·part·men·tal·ized, com·part·men·tal·iz·ing, com·part·men·tal·iz·es
To separate into distinct parts, categories, or compartments: "You learn ... even the ability to compartmentalize ethics" (Ellen Goodman).

com′part·men′tal·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

compartmentalize

(ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) or

compartmentalise

vb
(usually tr) to put or divide into (compartments, categories, etc), esp to an excessive degree
ˌcompartˌmentaliˈzation, ˌcompartˌmentaliˈsation n

com•part•men•tal•ize

(kəm pɑrtˈmɛn tlˌaɪz, ˌkɒm pɑrt-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to divide into categories or compartments.
[1920–25]
com•part•men`tal•i•za′tion, n.

compartmentalize


Past participle: compartmentalized
Gerund: compartmentalizing

Imperative
compartmentalize
compartmentalize
Present
I compartmentalize
you compartmentalize
he/she/it compartmentalizes
we compartmentalize
you compartmentalize
they compartmentalize
Preterite
I compartmentalized
you compartmentalized
he/she/it compartmentalized
we compartmentalized
you compartmentalized
they compartmentalized
Present Continuous
I am compartmentalizing
you are compartmentalizing
he/she/it is compartmentalizing
we are compartmentalizing
you are compartmentalizing
they are compartmentalizing
Present Perfect
I have compartmentalized
you have compartmentalized
he/she/it has compartmentalized
we have compartmentalized
you have compartmentalized
they have compartmentalized
Past Continuous
I was compartmentalizing
you were compartmentalizing
he/she/it was compartmentalizing
we were compartmentalizing
you were compartmentalizing
they were compartmentalizing
Past Perfect
I had compartmentalized
you had compartmentalized
he/she/it had compartmentalized
we had compartmentalized
you had compartmentalized
they had compartmentalized
Future
I will compartmentalize
you will compartmentalize
he/she/it will compartmentalize
we will compartmentalize
you will compartmentalize
they will compartmentalize
Future Perfect
I will have compartmentalized
you will have compartmentalized
he/she/it will have compartmentalized
we will have compartmentalized
you will have compartmentalized
they will have compartmentalized
Future Continuous
I will be compartmentalizing
you will be compartmentalizing
he/she/it will be compartmentalizing
we will be compartmentalizing
you will be compartmentalizing
they will be compartmentalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been compartmentalizing
you have been compartmentalizing
he/she/it has been compartmentalizing
we have been compartmentalizing
you have been compartmentalizing
they have been compartmentalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been compartmentalizing
you will have been compartmentalizing
he/she/it will have been compartmentalizing
we will have been compartmentalizing
you will have been compartmentalizing
they will have been compartmentalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been compartmentalizing
you had been compartmentalizing
he/she/it had been compartmentalizing
we had been compartmentalizing
you had been compartmentalizing
they had been compartmentalizing
Conditional
I would compartmentalize
you would compartmentalize
he/she/it would compartmentalize
we would compartmentalize
you would compartmentalize
they would compartmentalize
Past Conditional
I would have compartmentalized
you would have compartmentalized
he/she/it would have compartmentalized
we would have compartmentalized
you would have compartmentalized
they would have compartmentalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.compartmentalize - separate into isolated compartments or categories; "You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!"
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"

compartmentalize

compartmentalise
verb categorize or categorise, classify, pigeonhole, sectionalize or sectionalise It is impossible for people to fully compartmentalize their lives.
Translations

compartmentalize

[ˌkɒmpaːtˈmentəlaɪz] VTdividir en categorías (pej) → aislar en compartimientos estancos, compartimentar

compartmentalize

[ˌkɒmpɑːrtˈmɛntəlaɪz] vtcompartimenter, cloisonner

compartmentalize

compartmentalize

[ˌkɒmpɑːtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz] vtdividere in compartimenti
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