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deurbanize

[ dee-ur-buh-nahyz ]
/ di藞蓽r b蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), de路ur路ban路ized, de路ur路ban路iz路ing.
to divest (a city or locality) of urban characteristics.
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Also especially British, de路ur路ban路ise .

Origin of deurbanize

First recorded in 1920鈥25; de- + urbanize

OTHER WORDS FROM deurbanize

de路ur路ban路i路za路tion, noun
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