-To attribute machine-like qualities to objects, ideas, etc. (similar to "personify", only "machinify" is attributing machine-like attributes rather than human attributes). Often used as an alternative way of thinking, to better understand a subject or idea.
-To view objects or ideas as having properties synonymous to machines.
-To understand the structure and behavior of living organisms as being parallel to that of an intricate, working machine.
She would often machinify things she saw in nature, to understand their elaborate natural engineering.