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[nawr-muh-lahyz] /ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz/

verb (used with object), normalized, normalizing.
to make .
to establish or resume (relations) in a manner, as between countries.
Metallurgy. to heat (a steel alloy) to a suitable temperature above the transformation range and then to cool in still air at ambient temperature.
verb (used without object), normalized, normalizing.
to become ; resume a state:
Prices soon normalized after the war.
the act or process of normalizing
(social welfare) the policy of offering mentally or physically handicapped people patterns, conditions, and experiences of everyday life as close as possible to those of nonhandicapped people, by not segregating them physically, socially, and administratively from the rest of society
verb (transitive)
to bring or make into the normal state
to bring into conformity with a standard
to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal

1882, from normalize + -ation. International political sense recorded from 1938.

1865, from normal + -ize. Related: Normalized; normalizing.


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