Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of naturalize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acclimated to a new environment; introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation; -- of plants or animals not native to a location.
  • adj. planted randomly in soil so as to give an appearance of wild growth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. planted so as to give an effect of wild growth
  • adj. introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation

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Examples

  • Once a term naturalized in English, alamort is now considered French and is rarely, if ever, used in Dryden's sense of ` melancholy. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 1

  • Just out of curiosity, what would one call a naturalized American citizen who is white, and was born in South Africa?

    A Few Notes on The Language of Race and Stereotyping

  • [FN#124] "Al-Nátúr," the keeper, esp. of a vineyard, a word naturalized in Persian.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Unless you can separate Arnold from the word naturalized citizens. [/ quote] Thanks for ... goon: Note to the lefties the economy has tanked during the time period the left took ... goon: [quote] We all lost much over the last 8 years.

    Say Anything

  • Re pseudo’s comment “See, nativists like Don make it clear that they don’t regard certain naturalized citizens as real citizens unless they kow-tow to angry white men like him.”

    Matthew Yglesias » But Is Nothing The Alternative?

  • See, nativists like Don make it clear that they don’t regard certain naturalized citizens as real citizens unless they kow-tow to angry white men like him.

    Matthew Yglesias » But Is Nothing The Alternative?

  • Middle Class people often label naturalized counseling as childish because kids are the other major group talented in this area.

    A PRIMER ON UNLEARNING CLASSISM

  • This group of voters, defined as naturalized immigrants and the U. S.-born children of immigrants, have a powerful and highly personal connection to the modern immigrant experience that most other Americans don't.

    Angela Kelley: NC Candidate for Governor Trashes Immigrant Voting Bloc

  • Mak a naturalized U.S. citizen convicted of conspiring to smuggle sensitive U.S. Navy submarine technology to communist China.

    CNN Transcript Apr 1, 2008

  • And the existing laws prevent or check foreigners doing so, unless they get married to a Spanish or native woman, which, from their general character, few British would like to do; or by abjuring their religion, and getting naturalized, which is a measure equally or more repugnant to the human breast, unless self-interest is the beacon which directs the path, or is the motive for doing so.

    Recollections of Manilla and the Philippines During 1848, 1849 and 1850

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