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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. inhabited by people who were born in or retain strong ties to another country.
  • adj. politically ruled by citizens of another country.
  • adj. having a population (of animals or plants) which moved in from another territory.

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

  • adj. inhabited by colonists


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  • However, despite the strict adherence to British social customs in colonized countries, the influence went both ways, with the countries adopting certain aspects of British culture, and British culture absorbing the customs of the other country.

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  • I cannot speak for other regions that Britain colonized, but I can provide some perspective from India.

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  • Children can contract the bug from a parent who has had boils or lesions, or from a family member who is "colonized" - meaning they carry the bug - but who shows no signs of illness. Top Stories

  • Not that I’ve ever seen it, but I suppose Battlefield Earth did it the other way, with the (equally valid or invalid) analogy of “nonwhite/colonized is to human as white/colonialist is to alien,” as did Independence Day (which I have seen), but Independence Day isn’t exactly intellectually challenging.

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  • The real issue is that some Zionists appear to believe that fattening the colonized is a remedial tactic when it's not even palliative.

    Ahmed Moor: West Bank Prosperity Is a Myth

  • One of the colonized was a twin of the sickest preemie, but she did not develop the severe disease that had so undermined her sister.


  • What Edward Said called the colonized and the colonizers.

  • Resource-rich nations don't want to be "colonized" by China, he reportedly added and decried what he sees as China's protectionist stance.

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  • As a Mexican-American a "colonized" pocho, I suppose I don't feel either side is working for the betterment of California.

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  • It is hard to imagine Giffords shouting "Viva la Raza" and ditching her "colonized" name for Xocoyotl.

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