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urbanize

verb [T] ( UK also urbanise)
 
 
/ˈɜːbənaɪz/ PROPERTY, ENVIRONMENT
to build on land in the countryside so that the area becomes part of a town or city: Two million rural residents will move into newly urbanized areas just outside the city. Japan is a highly urbanized country.
urbanization ( UK also urbanisation) noun [U]
Translations of “urbanize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使城鎮化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使城镇化…
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