Meaning of ruggedize

rug•ged•ize

Pronunciation: (rug'i-dīz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to construct (electronic equipment, cameras, and other delicate instruments) so as to be resistant to shock, vibration, etc.
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