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v. nat·u·ral·ized, nat·u·ral·iz·ing, nat·u·ral·iz·es
1. To grant full citizenship to (one of foreign birth).
2. To adopt (something foreign, such as a custom or a word from another language) into general use.
3. To introduce and establish (a species) in an environment to which it is not native: European birds that became naturalized in North America.
4. To explain (an occurrence, for example) by natural causes in contrast to supernatural causes.
To become naturalized or acclimated.
nat′u·ral·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit having been given citizenship of a country that one was not born in
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1. Bulbs planted to appear as if they were natural, either in grass or under the canopy of trees and shrubs.
2. An introduced plant behaving like a native by growing freely in the wild.
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|Adj.||1.||naturalized - introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation|
|2.||naturalized - planted so as to give an effect of wild growth; "drifts of naturalized daffodils"|
planted - set in the soil for growth
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naturalized[ˈnætʃərəlaɪzd] naturalised (British) adj (British) [citizen] → naturalisé(e)
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