Definition of localize
localizabilityplay \ˌlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
localizableplay \ˈlō-kə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective
localizationplay \ˌlō-kə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun
Examples of localize in a Sentence
Doctors are trying to localize the infection by using antibiotics.
The computer technician was able to localize the fault quickly.
Recent Examples of localize from the Web
It ismost often used by physicians to localize brain tumors prior to surgeryor to study the brain function of patients with epilepsy.
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First Known Use of localize
LOCALIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of localize for English Language Learners
: to keep (something) within a limited area : to prevent the spread of (something)
: to find or identify the location of (something)
LOCALIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of localize for Students
: to keep or be kept in a certain area Firefighters localized the fire.
Medical Definition of localize
transitive verb: to make local; especially : to fix in or confine to a definite place or part hot applications helped to localize the infection
intransitive verb: 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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