transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
to pack (general cargo) into huge, standardized containers for more efficient shipment, as in transferring from one mode of transportation to another
verbcon·tain·er·ized, con·tain·er·iz·ing, con·tain·er·iz·es
- To package (cargo) in large standardized containers for efficient shipping and handling.
- To adapt (an industry or shipping operation) to the use of such containers.
To convert to the use of containerized cargo.
(third-person singular simple present containerizes, present participle containerizing, simple past and past participle containerized)
- to transport cargo in large, standard containers
- to modify a ship or industry to use such containers
container + -ize