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Adjective: colonised  'kó-lu,nIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: colonized)
  1. Inhabited by colonists
    - colonized, settled
Verb: colonise  'kó-lu,nIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: colonize)
  1. Settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world
    "Europeans colonised Africa in the 17th century";
    - colonize
  2. Settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
    "The British colonised the East Coast";
    - colonize

See also: inhabited

Type of: annex, locate, settle

Antonym: decolonise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Colonised