1. compartmentalize

verb. ['kəmˌpɑːrtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz'] separate into isolated compartments or categories.


  • cut up
  • part
  • compartmentalise
  • disunite
  • separate


  • connect
  • attach
  • stay
  • unite

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Rhymes with Compartmentalize

  • departmentalize

How do you pronounce compartmentalize?

Pronounce compartmentalize as kəmˌpɑrtˈmɛntəˌlaɪz.

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Sentences with compartmentalize

1. Verb, base form
This is because he can compartmentalize sex and can tune out any emotional connection.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The calluses that form around the trimmed edges compartmentalize the wounds and wall off the disease.

3. Noun, singular or mass
This helps your brain compartmentalize ideas for easier retrieval during a test.

Quotes about compartmentalize

1. When there is a tendency to compartmentalize the spiritual and make it resident in a certain type of life only, the spiritual is apt gradually to be lost.
- Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose