naturalise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v naturalise adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment "domesticate oats","tame the soil"
    • v naturalise make into a citizen "The French family was naturalized last year"
    • v naturalise make more natural or lifelike
    • v naturalise adopt to another place "The stories had become naturalized into an American setting"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Naturalise to make natural or easy: to adapt to a different climate or to different conditions of life: to grant the privileges of natural-born subjects to
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Usage

In literature:

That was all right so long as we did not naturalise him, a course which neither he nor we thought of our adopting.
"Among Famous Books" by John Kelman
But I was never naturalised as an American.
"The Treasure of Heaven" by Marie Corelli
To get over this difficulty, he had to apply for, and obtain, a special Act of Parliament to naturalise him.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
His family had come originally from Verona, but had long been naturalised in France.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
However, the very establishment of such a thing brings in new plants, and perhaps naturalises them.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
I used to see a good deal of him right away yonder in the south; and now I see that he is getting naturalised here.
"To The West" by George Manville Fenn
I must say I wished that I had not been naturalised and married both on the same day.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Early in life he had entered a commercial house in Holland, and been naturalised there.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
But whether Canadian by parentage or naturalisation they are a splendid asset to the west.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The Malay may be considered naturalised in the Cape Town districts.
"The Cape and the Kaffirs" by Harriet Ward
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In science:

We thus find that even for quark stars, there does exist a limiting mass, the so-called Chandrasekhar limit, which is mostly determined by the universal constants ( G as well as ¯h and c, which do not occur explicitly due to our use of the naturalised units ) and the Bag energy B .
The Chandrasekhar limit for quark stars
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