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colonize, colonise /ˈkɒləˌnaɪz/ vb
  1. to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
  2. to settle in (an area) as colonists
  3. (transitive) to transform (a community) into a colony
  4. (of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)

ˌcoloniˈzation, ˌcoloniˈsation n ˈcoloˌnizer, ˈcoloˌniser n

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