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colonize

(kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. colo·nized, colo·nizing, colo·nizes
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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We would also expect a number of babies to be colonised with SM .
"Our trigger for screening is if a baby develops a bloodstream infection, which is why we have taken the precaution of isolating the colonised babies and creating a separate neonatal area for new admissions while we investigate."
Balochistan [Pakistan], Feb 26 ( ANI ): China's decision to invest in the Gwadar Port in particular, and the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor (CPEC) in the larger context, should not been seen only in economic terms, as a certain section of people harbour fears of Pakistan being colonised by the Chinese.
Seventeen of the patients were colonised by CoNS during their hospital stay.
She said that only 25 percent of women with follicular fluid colonised by this bacteria, had achieved a successful pregnancy.
"We also found that eggs from women with colonised follicular fluid had a lower rate of fertilisation to start with, which, of course, meant they produced fewer embryos for transfer to the womb," the ABC quoted her as saying.
Two bugs - pseudomonas aeruginosa and serratia - have colonised three babies on the neo-natal intensive care ward at Sheffield's Jessop Hospital for Women.
A spokesperson for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that three babies have been identified as being colonised with serratia.
The Trust spokesperson added: "When we identified these babies as being colonised with serratia, we took immediate action to reduce the spread of the bacteria by isolating the babies and barrier-nursing them.