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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.
Himani Bannerji's study of the age of consent issue in India shows how British colonialism sought to legitimise itself and lubricate the machinery of governmental administration by way of policy legislation that aimed to reorganise gender relations among the colonised.
A spokesperson for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust confirmed that three babies have been identified as being colonised with serratia.
One of the babies is also colonised with pseudomonas.
The Swedish researchers found that 70% of those they studied were colonised with bugs caught from other patients in their unit.
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.