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verb [T] uk (UK usually urbanise)   /ˈɜː.bən.aɪz/ us    /ˈɝː-/
to build houses, offices, etc. in an area of countryside so that it becomes a townTowns, cities and villages (general)Civil engineering in general
adjective uk (UK usually urbanised)   /-aɪzd/ us  
The UK is a highly urbanized country.Towns, cities and villages (general)Civil engineering in general
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