compartmentalize compartmentalize  /kəm ˌpɑrt ˈmɛn tə ˌlaɪz/


  • (v) separate into isolated compartments or categories



  • New process to create artificial cell membranes

    The membranes surrounding and inside cells are involved in every aspect of biological function. They separate the cell’s various metabolic functions, compartmentalize the genetic material, and drive evolution by separating a cell’s biochemical activities. They are also the largest and most complex structures that cells synthesize.
    on October 1, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. Schubert said he's been advised by his attorney not to comment on the case, "so I'm going to compartmentalize it, put it in a box, leave it to the attorneys, and then pick up on September 15."
    on Jun 28, 2008 By: Mark Schubert Source: USA Today

  2. "I'm trying to get to the point where I can separate things and compartmentalize parts of my job," Votto said. "Right now is media time. If I have to talk to someone, I do it. When it's baseball time, I do my job. I try to make slight...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Joey Votto Source: Cincinnati Reds

  3. "The masses don't understand how his mind works, how he's able to compartmentalize things," Zito said. "He's the same guy every day. That's what makes him special."
    on Feb 20, 2007 By: Barry Zito Source: New York Times

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