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built-up

[bilt-uhp] /ˈbɪltˌʌp/
adjective
1.
built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers:
This shoe has a built-up heel.
2.
(of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • But the landscape it occupies is the built-up continent of postwar urbanization.
  • It says it is launching its own inquiry into an episode involving phosphorus shells landing in a built-up area.
  • Remove entire existing built-up roof system down to the existing roof structure including all flashing and termination materials.
British Dictionary definitions for built-up

built-up

adjective
1.
having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area)
2.
denoting a beam, girder, or stanchion constructed of sections welded, riveted, or bolted together, etc
3.
increased by the addition of parts: built-up heels
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