normalize

verb nor·mal·ize \ ˈnȯr-mə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of normalize

normalized; normalizing
1 : to make conform to or reduce to a norm or standard
2 : to make normal (as by a transformation of variables)
3 : to bring or restore to a normal condition
  • normalize relations between two countries

normalizable

play \ˈnȯr-mə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

normalization

play \ˌnȯr-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of normalize in a Sentence

  1. The drug normalizes heart function.

  2. The talks are aimed at normalizing relations between the countries.

  3. It took years for the political situation in the country to normalize.

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First Known Use of normalize

1847

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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NORMALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of normalize for English Language Learners

  • : to bring (someone or something) back to a usual or expected state or condition


Medical Dictionary

normalize

transitive verb nor·mal·ize
variants: or British normalise play \ˈnȯr-mə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of normalize

normalized or British normalised; normalizing or British normalising
: to make conform to or reduce to a norm or standard
  • normalize blood pressure

normalization

or British normalisation play \ˌnȯr-mə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


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