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tr.v. u·til·ized, u·til·iz·ing, u·til·iz·es
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of: an approach to the problem that utilizes the latest research; how plants utilize nutrients to produce seeds.

[French utiliser, from Italian utilizzare, from utile, useful, from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī, to use.]

u′til·iz′a·ble adj.
u′til·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
u′til·iz′er n.
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Adj.1.utilized - put to useutilized - put to use        
used - employed in accomplishing something; "the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
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References in classic literature ?
Later in the day the scent of a deer sent Tarzan into the trees, and when he had dropped his noose about the animal's neck he called to Sheeta, using a purr similar to that which he had utilized to pacify the brute's suspicions earlier in the day, but a trifle louder and more shrill.
Close beside it was another drop that was utilized by common warriors.
Pirate gold isn't a thing to be hoarded or utilized. It is something to squander and throw to the four winds, for the fun of seeing the golden specks fly."
Fettered immovably so as to remove all possibility of danger, they are placed in the class rooms of our Infant Schools, and there they are utilized by the Board of Education for the purpose of imparting to the offspring of the Middle Classes that tact and intelligence of which these wretched creatures themselves are utterly devoid.
The shield, long and oval, is utilized more as back-armor than as a defense against frontal attack, for the close-set armlets of gold upon the left forearm are principally depended upon to ward off knife, spear, hatchet, or arrow from in front; but against the greater carnivora and the attacks of several human antagonists, the shield is utilized to its best advantage and carried by loops upon the left arm.
It is as though they but utilized the race as playthings, with which they satisfy their ferocious lust for fighting; and from whom they collect toll in arms and ammunition and in prisoners."
He said an amount of Rs 1028.532 million would be spent for seven ongoing projects of the Division, out of which Rs 100 million would be utilized for construction of Airport Security Force Camp (ASF) at Islamabad International Airport.
The meeting was told that Rs9452 million were allocated for 308 projects regarding construction and rehabilitation of roads during 2018-19 and up till now 93pc budget was utilized on it.
The inner sources stated that illicit and unnecessary use of vehicles was paying great damage to national exchequer as petrol worth of Rs 30 million has been utilized without any notice.
ISLAMABAD:Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT&T) has not utilized almost 25 percent funds allocated during last fiscal year for its new and ongoing projects in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), for the fiscal year 2017-18.
When you return home, survey your wallet and purge out everything aside from the most oftentimes utilized things.