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localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz] /ˈloʊ kəˌlaɪz/
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 of localize
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; local + -ize
Related forms
localizable, adjective
localization, noun
localizer, noun
nonlocalizable, adjective
nonlocalized, adjective
unlocalizable, adjective
unlocalize, verb (used with object), unlocalized, unlocalizing.
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  • Joan returned to consciousness with a sense of vague and unlocalized pain which she thought was that old, familiar pang of grief.

    The Border Legion Zane Grey
  • What next I experienced was pain, unlocalized at first, yet somehow damnably concentrated: pure, white-hot essence of pain.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • They are loose and unlocalized, having no special organ, or one which is internal and hidden within the body.

    The Sense of Beauty George Santayana
British Dictionary definitions for unlocalized

localize

/ˈləʊkəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
2.
(transitive) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
3.
(transitive) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
Derived Forms
localizable, localisable, adjective
localization, localisation, noun
localizer, localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlocalized

localize

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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