œconomize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

œconomy +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

œconomize (third-person singular simple present œconomizes, present participle œconomizing, simple past and past participle œconomized)

  1. obsolete spelling of economize
    • 1780, Edmund Burke, Mr. Burke’s Speech, in The Works of Edmund Burke, G. Dearborn, volume I, page 289:
      If therefore we aim at regulating this household, the question will be, whether we ought to œconomize by detail, or by principle ? The example we have had of the success of an attempt to œconomize by detail, and under establishments adverse to the attempt, may tend to decide this question.