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establish
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1  —4 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • Life had established itself in the monkey house.
    p. 411.9
established = settled
  • Mr. Jones thinks it is possible that the Marburg agent had established itself on the hot island, and was circulating among the monkeys there, and that some of the monkeys which ended up in Germany had actually come from that island.
    p. 42.2
  • established = settled
  • As the monkey trade was established throughout central Africa, the native workers in the system, the monkey trappers and handlers, were exposed to large numbers of wild monkeys, some of which were carrying unusual viruses.
    p. 45.1
  • established = created
  • For a short while, until life could re-establish itself there, the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit was the only building in the world where nothing lived, nothing at all.
    p. 356.9
re-establish = restore

(Editor's note:  The prefix "re-" in re-establish means again. This is the same pattern you see in words like reconsider, rearrange, and regenerate.)
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  • This hummer has an established life cycle.
    p. 364.9
  • Not long after Charles Monet died, it was established that the family of filoviruses comprised Marburg along with two types of a virus called Ebola.
    p. 37.9
  • It seemed pretty clear that the Marburg virus did not naturally circulate in monkeys, because it killed them so fast it could not successfully establish itself in them as a useful host.
    p. 39.8
  • The infected shipment was loaded onto an overnight flight to London, and from there it was flown to Germany—where the virus broke out of the monkeys and "attempted" to establish itself in the human population.
    p. 40.8
  • It is thought that the virus went through a series of very rapid mutations at the time of its jump from primates to humans, which enabled it to establish itself successfully in people.
    p. 44.5

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