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[loh-kuh-lahyz] /ˈloʊ kəˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), localized, localizing.
to make ; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, , etc.
verb (used without object), localized, localizing.
to gather, collect, or concentrate in one .
to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
(transitive) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
(transitive) to assign or ascribe to a particular region

1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.

localized lo·cal·ized (lō’kə-līzd’)
Restricted or limited to a specific part.


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