focalize

verb
fo·​cal·​ize | \ ˈfō-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce focalize (audio) \
focalized; focalizing

Definition of focalize

transitive verb

1 : to bring to a focus

intransitive verb

1 : to come to a focus : concentrate

Other Words from focalize

focalization \ ˌfō-​kə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce focalize (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of focalize

1804, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Focalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/focalize. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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focalize

verb
fo·​cal·​ize
variants: or British focalise \ ˈfō-​kə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce focalize (audio) \
focalized or British focalised; focalizing or British focalising

Medical Definition of focalize

transitive verb

: to confine to a limited area the ability to focalize a coccidioidal infectionJournal of the American Medical Association

intransitive verb

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

Other Words from focalize

focalization or British focalisation \ ˌfō-​kə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce focalize (audio) \ noun

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