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normalize

[nawr-muh-lahyz] /ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), normalized, normalizing.
1.
to make normal.
2.
to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.
3.
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.
4.
to become normal; resume a normal state:
Prices soon normalized after the war.
Also, especially British, normalise.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; normal + -ize
Related forms
normalization, noun
denormalization, noun
overnormalization, noun
overnormalize, verb (used with object), overnormalized, overnormalizing.
renormalization, noun
renormalize, verb (used with object), renormalized, renormalizing.
unnormalized, adjective
unnormalizing, adjective
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Examples from the web for normalize
  • The default setting for any bureaucracy sustains processes developed to normalize the organization.
  • Not enough physicians look at the importance of using sodium bicarbonate to normalize the bodies pH.
  • When doctors normalize an acute disease becoming chronic, it becomes that way.
  • normalize the environment to the extent possible by providing programs, amenities, and services.
  • One response has been to normalize what was once considered deviant behavior, such as out-of-wedlock birth.
  • Inside the star, processes can take quite awhile to normalize.
British Dictionary definitions for normalize

normalize

/ˈnɔːməˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to bring or make into the normal state
2.
to bring into conformity with a standard
3.
to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal
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Word Origin and History for normalize
v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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