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specialize

spe·cial·ize

specialize

 
pronunciation:
spe sh laIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: specialized, specializes, specializing
definition 1: to devote one's attentions to a specific pursuit or field of study.
definition 2: in biology, to change in order to adapt to a specific environment.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to endow with special functions or characteristics.
definition 2: to adapt to particular conditions or situations.
derivation: specialized (adj.)