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tr.v. can·al·ized, can·al·iz·ing, can·al·iz·es
1. To furnish with or convert into a canal or canals.
2. To provide an outlet for; channel.
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1. (Civil Engineering) to provide with or convert into a canal or canals
2. to give a particular direction to or provide an outlet for; channel
3. (Civil Engineering) to divide (a channel) into separate reaches controlled by dams and weirs to aid navigation, control water levels, generate power, etc
ˌcanaliˈzation, ˌcanaliˈsation n
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can•al•ize(ˈkæn lˌaɪz, kəˈnæl aɪz)
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to make a canal through.
2. to convert into a canal.
3. to give an outlet to.
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To restrict operations to a narrow zone by use of existing or reinforcing obstacles or by fire or bombing.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: canalized
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|Verb||1.||canalize - provide (a city) with a canal|
|2.||canalize - direct the flow of; "channel information towards a broad audience"|
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canalize[ˈkænəlaɪz] VT → canalizar
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vt (lit, fig) → kanalisieren
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