Canalize


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Canalize
CAN-əl-iyz
Part of speech: verb
Origin: French, 19th century
1

Convert (a river) into a navigable canal.

2

Convey (something) through a duct or channel.

Examples of Canalize in a sentence

“Part of leading a nonprofit is to canalize donations where they’re most necessary.”

“The civil engineers agreed to canalize the river in a new direction.”