verb (used with object), suburbanized, suburbanizing.
to give suburban characteristics to: to suburbanize a rural area.
Also, especially British, suburbanise.

1890–95; suburban + -ize

suburbanization, noun Unabridged
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suburbanize or suburbanise (sʌˈbɜːbəˌnaɪz)
(tr) to make suburban
suburbanise or suburbanise

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Example sentences
It was a new programming format that would suburbanize the wireless frontier.
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