deurbanize

[dee-ur-buh-nahyz]

verb (used with object), de·ur·ban·ized, de·ur·ban·iz·ing.

to divest (a city or locality) of urban characteristics.

Nearby words

  1. deuce court,
  2. deuced,
  3. deucedly,
  4. deuces wild,
  5. deunionize,
  6. deurne,
  7. deus,
  8. deus ex machina,
  9. deus ramos,
  10. deus vobiscum

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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