industrialize in‧dus‧tri‧al‧ize [ɪnˈdʌstriəlaɪz] also industrialise verb [intransitive, transitive] ECONOMICS
if a country or area industrializes or is industrialized, it develops a lot of industry for the first time:

• Argentina was one of the first Latin American countries to industrialize.

• Nasser's efforts to modernise Egypt and industrialise its economy

— industrialization also industrialisation noun [uncountable] :

• the rapid industrialization of Japan

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industrialization UK US (UK also industrialisation) /ɪnˌdʌstriəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U]
the process of developing industry within a country: »

the rapid industrialisation of Asian countries

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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