Utilize U"til*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Utilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Utilizing}.] [Cf. F. utiliser.] To make useful; to turn to profitable account or use; to make use of; as, to utilize the whole power of a machine; to utilize one's opportunities. [1913 Webster]

In former ages, the mile-long corridors, with their numerous alcoves, might have been utilized as . . . dungeons. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • utilized — un·utilized; …   English syllables

  • utilized — adjective Describing something that is used …   Wiktionary

  • utilized — utilize (Amer.) u·ti·lize || juːtlaɪ / tɪl v. put to practical use; take advantage of (also utilise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • utilized — adjective put to use • Syn: ↑utilised • Similar to: ↑used …   Useful english dictionary

  • utilized stock — (utilized population) The part, by number, of the fish alive at a given time, which will be caught in future …   Fisheries — dictionary

  • half-utilized — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • quasi-utilized — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • well-utilized — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • half-utilized — half u′tilized adj …   From formal English to slang

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