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colonize

US [ˈkɑləˌnaɪz]
UK [ˈkɒlənaɪz]
  • v.在(某国家或地区)建立殖民地;移民于殖民地;(在某一地区)聚居
  • Web拓殖;开拓殖民地;在...开拓殖民地
Simple Present:colonizes  Present Participle:colonizing  Past Tense:colonized  
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v.
1.
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在(某国家或地区)建立殖民地;移民于殖民地to take control of an area or a country that is not your own, especially using force, and send people from your own country to live there
The area was colonized by the Vikings.
这一地区曾为维京人的殖民地。
2.
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(在某一地区)聚居,大批生长to live or grow in large numbers in a particular area
The slopes are colonized by flowering plants.
坡地上长满了开花植物。
Bats had colonized the ruins.
蝙蝠聚居在这片废墟上。

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