transitive verb
1. (to open canals) 
Se canalizó el terreno utilizando máquinas perforadoras.The terrain was canalized by using some drilling machines.
b. to canalise (United Kingdom) 
Las acequias que se han creado tras canalizar esta zona tienen varios kilómetros de largo.The irrigation channels built after canalising this area are several kilometers long.
2. (to regulate the flow) 
Este río se canalizará para proteger la zona frente a las inundaciones.This river will be channeled to protect the area from flooding.
3. (to harnass) 
Los agricultores quieren canalizar el agua del embalse para regar sus cultivos.The farmers want to channel the water from this dam to water their crops.
4. (to direct) 
La meditación me ayuda a canalizar mis emociones y aprender a gestionarlas.Meditation helps me to channel my emotions and learn to manage them.
b. to direct 
El gobierno quiere canalizar más inversiones hacia el sector de la agricultura.The government wants to direct more investments towards the agricultural sector.
transitive verb
1. (territorio, río) 
a. to canalize 
2. (agua) 
a. to channel 
3. (recursos, esfuerzos) 
a. to channel 
transitive verb
1 [+río] to canalize; [+agua] to harness; (por tubería) to pipe; [+aguas de riego] to channel
2 [+inversiones etc] to channel; direct
3 (Electricidad y Eléctronica) [+impulso, mensaje] to carry
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