verb. settle as colonists or establish a colony (in).
verb. settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world.
Sentences with colonise
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The volume of water that passes through a canister filter each hour is important, as water carries oxygen to the beneficial bacteria that colonise the biological filter medium.
2. Verb, base form
Silver birches grow anywhere from old building sites to mountaintops and are among the early pioneer trees to colonise a burnt-out area.