verb (used with object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.

  1. to make normal.
  2. to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries.
  3. Metallurgy. to heat (a steel alloy) to a suitable temperature above the transformation range and then to cool in still air at ambient temperature.

verb (used without object), nor·mal·ized, nor·mal·iz·ing.

  1. to become normal; resume a normal state: Prices soon normalized after the war.

verb (tr)

  1. to bring or make into the normal state
  2. to bring into conformity with a standard
  3. to heat (steel) above a critical temperature and allow it to cool in air to relieve internal stresses; anneal

v.1865, from normal + -ize. Related: Normalized; normalizing.

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