transitive verb-·ized·, -·iz·ing
- to make sectional
- to divide into sections, esp. geographical sections
transitive verbsec·tion·al·ized, sec·tion·al·iz·ing, sec·tion·al·iz·es
(third-person singular simple present sectionalizes, present participle sectionalizing, simple past and past participle sectionalized)
- To divide into sections.
- The principal results of the struggle were to sectionalize parties. "” Nicolay & Hay (Life of Lincoln).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
sectional +"Ž -ize