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suburbanize

[suh-bur-buh-nahyz] /səˈbɜr bəˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), suburbanized, suburbanizing.
1.
to give suburban characteristics to:
to suburbanize a rural area.
Also, especially British, suburbanise.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; suburban + -ize
Related forms
suburbanization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suburbanize

suburbanize

/sʌˈbɜːbəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make suburban
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Word Origin and History for suburbanize
v.

1893, from suburban + -ize. Related: Suburbanized; suburbanizing.

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