deurbanise

deurbanize

[dee-ur-buh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), deurbanized, deurbanizing.
to divest (a city or locality) of urban characteristics.
Also, especially British, deurbanise.


Origin:
1920–25; de- + urbanize

deurbanization, noun
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