Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
v. nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing, nor·mal·iz·es
1. To make normal, especially to cause to conform to a standard or norm: normalize a patient's temperature; normalizing relations with a former enemy nation.
2. To make (a text or language) regular and consistent, especially with respect to spelling or style.
3. To remove strains and reduce coarse crystalline structures in (metal), especially by heating and cooling.
To become or return to normal: waiting for diplomatic relations to normalize.
nor′mal·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
1. to bring or make into the normal state
2. to bring into conformity with a standard
3. (Metallurgy) to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal
v. -ized, -iz•ing. v.t.
1. to make normal.
2. to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.v.i.
3. to become normal; resume a normal state.
Past participle: normalized
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||normalize - become normal or return to its normal state; "Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||normalize - make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard; "normalize relations with China"; "normalize the temperature"; "normalize the spelling"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
|3.||normalize - bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; "temper glass"|