Definitions of naturalization:
  • noun:   changing the pronunciation of a borrowed word to agree with the borrowers' phonology
    Example: "The naturalization in English of many Italian words"
  • noun:   the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
  • noun:   the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship
  • noun:   the quality of being brought into conformity with nature

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