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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of localize

localized

localizing

  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>

localizability

play \ˌlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

localizable

play \ˈlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

localization

play \ˌlō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of localize in a sentence

  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


LOCALIZE Defined for Kids

localize

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verb lo·cal·ize \ˈlō-kə-ˌlīz\

Definition of localize for Students

localized

localizing

  1. :  to keep or be kept in a certain area <Firefighters localized the fire.>




Medical Dictionary

localize

verb lo·cal·ize

Medical Definition of localize

localized

also British

localised

;

localizing

also British

localising

  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

localise

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