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normalize

[ nawr-muh-lahyz ]
/ 藞n蓴r m蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), nor路mal路ized, nor路mal路iz路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路mal路ized, nor路mal路iz路ing.
to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.
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Also especially British, nor路mal路ise .

Origin of normalize

First recorded in 1860鈥65; normal + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for normalize

normalize

normalise

/ (藞n蓴藧m蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (tr)
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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