localize

[loh-kuh-lahyz]
verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
  1. to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.

Origin of localize

First recorded in 1785–95; local + -ize
Related formslo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivelo·cal·i·za·tion, nounlo·cal·iz·er, nounnon·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectivenon·lo·cal·ized, adjectiveun·lo·cal·iz·a·ble, adjectiveun·lo·cal·ize, verb (used with object), un·lo·cal·ized, un·lo·cal·iz·ing.
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Examples from the Web for unlocalized

Historical Examples of unlocalized

  • 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

  • Joan returned to consciousness with a sense of vague and unlocalized pain which she thought was that old, familiar pang of grief.

  • 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

localise

verb
  1. to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
  2. (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
  3. (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for unlocalized

localize

v.

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

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