1. noun /ˈdɛn.ɪ.zən/
a) An inhabitant of a place; one who dwells in.

The giant squid is one of many denizens of the deep.

b) One who frequents a place.

The cries of the gorilla proclaimed that it was in mortal combat with some other denizen of the fierce wood. Suddenly these cries ceased, and the silence of death reigned throughout the jungle.

2. verb /ˈdɛn.ɪ.zən/
To grant rights of citizenship to; to naturalize.

He was denizened to Ireland after fleeing his home country.

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