verb lo·cal·ize \ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz\
: to keep (something) within a limited area : to prevent the spread of (something)
: to find or identify the location of (something)
: to assign to or keep within a definite locality
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Examples of LOCALIZE
- Doctors are trying to localize the infection by using antibiotics.
- The computer technician was able to localize the fault quickly.
First Known Use of LOCALIZE
: to keep or be kept in a certain area <Firefighters localized the fire.>
lo·cal·ized also British lo·cal·isedlo·cal·iz·ing also British lo·cal·is·ing
: to make local; especially : to fix in or confine to a definite place or part <hot applications helped to localize the infection>
: to accumulate in or be restricted to a specific or limited area <this parasite localizes and grows in the muscle—Morris Fishbein>
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