un-urbanized

urbanize

[ur-buh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), urbanized, urbanizing.
to make or cause to become urban, as a locality.
Also, especially British, urbanise.


Origin:
1635–45; urban + -ize

urbanization, noun
nonurbanized, adjective
overurbanize, verb, overurbanized, overurbanizing.
unurbanized, adjective
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urbanize or urbanise (ˈɜːbəˌnaɪz)
 
vb
(usually passive)
 a.  to make (esp a predominantly rural area or country) more industrialized and urban
 b.  to cause the migration of an increasing proportion of (rural dwellers) into cities
 
urbanise or urbanise
 
vb
 
urbani'zation or urbanise
 
n
 
urbani'sation or urbanise
 
n

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