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verb (used with object), de·lo·cal·ized, de·lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to remove from the proper or usual locality.
  2. to free or remove from the restrictions of locality; free of localism, provincialism, or the like: to delocalize a person's accent.
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Also especially British, de·lo·cal·ise.

Origin of delocalize

First recorded in 1850–55; de- + localize
Related formsde·lo·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for delocalization



verb (tr)
  1. to remove from the usual locality
  2. to free from local influences
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Derived Formsdelocalization or delocalisation, noun
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