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1Make distinct or conspicuous:‘a family name singularized by the recurrence of these warrior prelates’
- ‘Meanwhile the transitions and cross cutting formulations are hackneyed, usually singularised by low-angle zooms arranging the actors in Swimsuit Calendar poses.’
- ‘I grew up among a ‘chosen people’ who behaved as Herrenvolk - as all those who believe themselves singularized by suffering or entrusted with a special mission from God.’
- ‘Oocytes were isolated and singularized by collagenase.’
2Give a singular form to (a word):‘the nouns were incorrectly singularized’
- ‘After the war, it was singularized, as in ‘The United States is a democratic republic.’’
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