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deurbanize

[dee-ur-buh-nahyz]
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verb (used with object), de·ur·ban·ized, de·ur·ban·iz·ing.
  1. to divest (a city or locality) of urban characteristics.
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Also especially British, de·ur·ban·ise.

Origin of deurbanize

First recorded in 1920–25; de- + urbanize
Related formsde·ur·ban·i·za·tion, noun
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