Meaning of canalize
Pronunciation: (kan'l-īz", ku-nal'īz), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
- to make a canal or canals through.
- to convert into a canal.
- to divide (a stream) into reaches with locks or dams, usually to maintain navigable depths.
- to divert into certain channels; give a certain direction to or provide a certain outlet for.
- canalize (Thesaurus)