- v provide (a city) with a canal
- v direct the flow of
- The system was calculated to canalize enemy attack into defiles covered by cross fire from several islands at once, and themselves generously cluttered with tank traps, mine .
- To have peace, the nations must forgo the urge to canalize to fixed ends the productive energies of private citizens.
- The modern movement is a conscious effort to direct and canalize the stupendous energy of modern civilization between its proper architectural embankments.