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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cal•ize /ˈloʊkəˌlaɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to make local; keep, confine, or restrict to a particular place:The anesthetic will localize the pain.
lo•cal•i•za•tion /ˌloʊkələˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -loc-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
lo•cal•ize  (lōkə līz′),USA pronunciation v.,  -ized, -iz•ing. 
  1. to make local;
    fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.

  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] local•ise′.  local•iz′a•ble, adj. 
lo′cal•i•zation, n. 
local•iz′er, n. 
  • local + -ize 1785–95

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

localize, localise /ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz/ vb
  1. to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
  2. (transitive) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
  3. (transitive) to assign or ascribe to a particular region

ˈlocalˌizable, ˈlocalˌisable adj ˌlocaliˈzation, ˌlocaliˈsation n ˈlocalˌizer, ˈlocalˌiser n


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