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focalize

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verb fo·cal·ize \ˈfō-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of focalize

fo·cal·izedfo·cal·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to bring to a focus

  3. 2 :  localize

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to come to a focus :  concentrate

  6. 2 :  localize

fo·cal·i·za·tion play \ˌfō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


1845

First Known Use of focalize

1845

Rhymes with focalize

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Medical Dictionary

focalize

verb fo·cal·ize

Medical Definition of focalize

fo·cal·ized or British fo·cal·isedfo·cal·iz·ing or British fo·cal·is·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to confine to a limited area <the ability to focalize a coccidioidal infection—Journal of the American Medical Association>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become confined to a limited area <pullorum disease commonly focalizes in the adult bird's ovary>

  5. fo·cal·iza·tion or British fo·cal·isa·tion \ˌfō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\play noun



Variants of focalize

or British fo·cal·ise \ˈfō-kə-ˌlīz\play

Learn More about focalize

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "focalize"


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