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deurbanize

[dee-ur-buh-nahyz] /diˈɜr bəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), deurbanized, deurbanizing.
1.
to divest (a city or locality) of urban characteristics.
Also, especially British, deurbanise.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; de- + urbanize
Related forms
deurbanization, noun
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