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suburbanize

[ suh-bur-buh-nahyz ]
/ s蓹藞b蓽r b蓹藢na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), sub路ur路ban路ized, sub路ur路ban路iz路ing.
to give suburban characteristics to: to suburbanize a rural area.
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Also especially British, sub路ur路ban路ise .

Origin of suburbanize

First recorded in 1890鈥95; suburban + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM suburbanize

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

suburbanize

suburbanise

/ (s蕦藞b蓽藧b蓹藢na瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to make suburban
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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