suburbanize

[ 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.
Also especially British, sub·ur·ban·ise.

Origin of suburbanize

First recorded in 1890–95; suburban + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM suburbanize

sub·ur·ban·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for suburbanize

suburbanize

suburbanise

/ (sʌˈbɜːbəˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make suburban
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