compartmentalizes, compartmentalizing, compartmentalizedTo compartmentalize something means to divide it into separate sections.
[V-ed] Traditionally men have compartmentalized their lives, never letting their personal lives encroach upon their professional lives. [Also V n into n]Derived words:compartmentalized ADJ-GRADED(in BRIT, also use compartmentalise)
...the compartmentalised world of Japanese finance.
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compartmentalize — index insulate, part (separate), partition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
compartmentalize — (Amer.) comÂ·partÂ·menÂ·talÂ·ize || â€škÉ’mpÉ‘Ët mentÉ™laÉªz v. separate into compartments, partition, place in separate compartments (also compartmentalise) … English contemporary dictionary
compartmentalize — (also compartmentalise) ► VERB ▪ divide into categories or sections. DERIVATIVES compartmentalization noun … English terms dictionary
compartmentalize — [käm΄pärt ment′ l īz΄] vt. compartmentalized, compartmentalizing to put or separate into detached compartments, divisions, or categories compartmentalization n … English World dictionary
compartmentalize — v. (D; tr.) to compartmentalize into * * * [ˌkɒmpɑːt ment(ə)laɪz] (D; tr.) to compartmentalize into … Combinatory dictionary
compartmentalize — UK [ˌkɒmpɑː(r)tˈment(ə)lˌaɪz] / US [ˌkɑmpɑrtˈment(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms compartmentalize : present tense I/you/we/they compartmentalize he/she/it compartmentalizes present participle compartmentalizing past tense compartmentalized … English dictionary
compartmentalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1925 to separate into isolated compartments or categories • compartmentalization noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
compartmentalize — compartmentalization, n. /keuhm pahrt men tl uyz , kom pahrt /, v.t., compartmentalized, compartmentalizing. to divide into categories or compartments. Also, esp. Brit., compartmentalise. [1920 25; COMPARTMENTAL + IZE] * * * … Universalium
compartmentalize — verb To separate something into different categories or compartments. See Also: compartmentalization … Wiktionary
compartmentalize — com|part|men|tal|ize also compartmentalise BrE [ˌkɔmpa:t ˈmentl aız US kəmˌpa:rt ] v [T] to divide something into separate areas or groups ▪ Women are better than men at compartmentalizing their lives. >compartmentalized adj… … Dictionary of contemporary English