built-up

[ bilt-uhp ]
/ ˈbɪltˌʌp /

adjective

built by the fastening together of several parts or enlarged by the addition of layers: This shoe has a built-up heel.
(of an area) filled in with houses, as an urban region.

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Origin of built-up

First recorded in 1820–30
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British Dictionary definitions for built-up

built-up

adjective

having many buildings (esp in the phrase built-up area)
denoting a beam, girder, or stanchion constructed of sections welded, riveted, or bolted together, etc
increased by the addition of partsbuilt-up heels
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