localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), localized, localizing.
1.
to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
verb (used without object), localized, localizing.
2.
to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also, especially British, localise.


Origin:
1785–95; local + -ize

localizable, adjective
localization, noun
localizer, noun
nonlocalizable, adjective
nonlocalized, adjective
unlocalizable, adjective
unlocalize, verb (used with object), unlocalized, unlocalizing.
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localize or localise (ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
2.  (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
3.  (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
 
localise or localise
 
vb
 
'localizable or localise
 
adj
 
'localisable or localise
 
adj
 
locali'zation or localise
 
n
 
locali'sation or localise
 
n
 
'localizer or localise
 
n
 
'localiser or localise
 
n

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Word Origin & History

localize
1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localization; localized
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
Imagine local resistances of breeding groups to endemic diseases, and the
  evolutionary response of those localized pathogens.
The effects of inhaled polonium are localized in the lungs.
It describes a purely psychological process, which could better be
  characterized by terming it localized.
And that will be useful because we'll be moving capital back to much more
  localized sources.
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