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urbanize

verb [T] (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 urbanized (UK usually urbanised)     /-aɪzd/ adjective The UK is a highly urbanized country.Towns, cities and villages (general)Civil engineering in general
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