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localize

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verb lo·cal·ize \ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of localize

  • : to keep (something) within a limited area : to prevent the spread of (something)

  • : to find or identify the location of (something)

Full Definition of localize

lo·cal·izedlo·cal·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make local :  orient locally

  3. 2 :  to assign to or keep within a definite locality

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to accumulate in or be restricted to a specific or limited area <an infection that localizes in the ear>

lo·cal·iz·abil·i·ty play \ˌlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
lo·cal·iz·able play \ˈlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective
lo·cal·i·za·tion play \ˌlō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of localize

  1. Doctors are trying to localize the infection by using antibiotics.

  2. The computer technician was able to localize the fault quickly.



1792

First Known Use of localize

1792


Medical Dictionary

localize

verb lo·cal·ize

Medical Definition of localize

lo·cal·ized also British lo·cal·isedlo·cal·iz·ing also British lo·cal·is·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to make local; especially :  to fix in or confine to a definite place or part <hot applications helped to localize the infection>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to accumulate in or be restricted to a specific or limited area <this parasite localizes and grows in the muscle—Morris Fishbein>



Variants of localize

also British lo·cal·ise \ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz\play

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