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v. col·o·nized, col·o·niz·ing, col·o·niz·es
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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(ˈkɒləˌnaɪzd) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a territory) settled as a colony
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) subject to the rule of an another country
3. (Environmental Science) ecology inhabited by newly established plants or animals
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Adj.1.colonized - inhabited by colonists
inhabited - having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth"
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As I was not rich enough to possess a watch, I could not tell how time was passing, except by observing the slowly lengthening shadows from the window; which presented a side view, including a corner of the park, a clump of trees whose topmost branches had been colonized by an innumerable company of noisy rooks, and a high wall with a massive wooden gate: no doubt communicating with the stable-yard, as a broad carriage-road swept up to it from the park.
There was no post office in Great Britain until 1656--a generation after America had begun to be colonized. There was no English mail-coach until 1784; and when Benjamin Franklin was Postmaster General at Philadelphia, an answer by mail from Boston, when all went well, required not less than three weeks.
He only wondered why the girl should have any doubts as to the ability of an Englishman to speak English, and then suddenly it occurred to him that she probably looked upon him merely as a beast of the jungle who by accident had learned to speak German through frequenting the district which Germany had colonized. It was there only that she had seen him and so she might not know that he was an Englishman by birth, and that he had had a home in British East Africa.
Hitting back at critics mocking his ideas to boost the national economy encouraging poultry farming Prime Minister Imran Khan branded them as having 'colonized minds that make fun of 'desis' [like him] but hail 'walaitis' when they talk about such ideas!"
aureus in patients with AD, and as many as 90% are colonized with the microbe but, the authors pointed out, it's not entirely clear how S.
Japan had colonized the Korean peninsula from 1910-50.
(3,4) In immunocompromised patients, it is estimated that 30% of those who have been colonized will develop bacteremia, whereas in pediatric oncological patients, this rate can range from 5% to 50%.
People of the subcontinent lived in harmony until the British colonized this peaceful country by overthrowing its Muslim rulers in their policy of divide and rule, which worked in Asia and Africa.
Through the process of ideological structuring, the colonizer and the colonized are deemed opposites in an ontologically hierarchal/ structural relationship.
By planting the internally colonized seed, the bacteria get activated and proliferate and colonize the offspring generation plants.