verb (used with object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
- to make local; fix in, or assign or restrict to, a particular place, locality, etc.
verb (used without object), lo·cal·ized, lo·cal·iz·ing.
- to gather, collect, or concentrate in one locality.
Also especially British, lo·cal·ise.
Origin of localize
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.
First recorded in 1785–95; local
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for unlocalized
Derived Formslocalizable or localisable, adjectivelocalization or localisation, nounlocalizer or localiser, noun
- to make or become local in attitude, behaviour, etc
- (tr) to restrict or confine (something) to a particular area or part
- (tr) to assign or ascribe to a particular region
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Word Origin and History for unlocalized
1792, from local + -ize. Related: Localized; localizing.
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