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urbanize

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 town
urbanized
adjective uk ( UK usually urbanised)   /-aɪzd/ us  
The UK is a highly urbanized country.
Translations of “urbanize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使城鎮化…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使城镇化…
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