[ nawr-muh-lahyz ]
/ ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz /
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verb (used with object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.
to make normal: Traditional Chinese medicine uses ginseng to normalize blood pressure.
to cause (something previously considered abnormal or unacceptable) to be treated as normal:I have to resist the impulse to normalize her eccentricities.
to establish or resume (relations) in a normal 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), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.
to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.
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Also especially British, nor·mal·ise .
OTHER WORDS FROM normalize
nor·mal·i·za·tion, nounde·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nouno·ver·nor·mal·ize, verb (used with object), o·ver·nor·mal·ized, o·ver·nor·mal·iz·ing.
re·nor·mal·i·za·tion, nounre·nor·mal·ize, verb (used with object), re·nor·mal·ized, re·nor·mal·iz·ing.un·nor·mal·ized, adjectiveun·nor·mal·iz·ing, adjective
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How to use normalize in a sentence
Having normalised industry on a time basis, we must now normalise it on a work basis.The Theory and Policy of Labour Protection|Albert Eberhard Friedrich Schffle
Dr. Haig pronounced the appeal to even a normalised appetite dangerous, and clung to the prescription theory of regulating food.The New Glutton or Epicure|Horace Fletcher
Obvious punctuation errors have been silently repaired and hyphenation was normalised.The Diamond Fairy Book|Various
Punctuation has been normalised, and hyphenation of words outside quoted material has been made consistent, without comment here.A Portrait of Old George Town|Grace Dunlop Ecker
The main text dates from the 18th Century, when English spelling had not yet been normalised.The Art of English Poetry (1708)|Edward Bysshe
British Dictionary definitions for normalize
/ (ˈnɔːməˌlaɪz) /
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
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