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internalize

verb [T] (UK also internalise)     /ɪnˈtɜːnəlaɪz/
ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION to include a cost during the process of manufacturing or producing something: The cost of pollution and other effects on the environment needs to be internalized and reflected in the price of goods or services, as well as normal production costs.
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