de-metropolitanization

metropolitanize

[me-truh-pol-i-tn-ahyz]
verb (used with object), metropolitanized, metropolitanizing.
to make metropolitan.
Also, especially British, metropolitanise.


Origin:
1850–55; metropolitan + -ize

metropolitanization, noun
demetropolitanization, noun
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