[ suh-bur-buh-nahyz ]
/ səˈbɜr bəˌnaɪz /
verb (used with object), sub·ur·ban·ized, sub·ur·ban·iz·ing.
to give suburban characteristics to: to suburbanize a rural area.
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Also especially British, sub·ur·ban·ise.
Related formssub·ur·ban·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suburbanize
/ (sʌˈbɜːbəˌnaɪz) /
(tr) to make suburban
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