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tr.v. sub·urb·an·ized, sub·urb·an·iz·ing, sub·urb·an·izes
To render suburban; impart a suburban character to.

sub·ur′ban·i·za′tion (-bə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.suburbanized - surrounded by many suburbs; "a highly suburbanized city"
decentralised, decentralized - withdrawn from a center or place of concentration; especially having power or function dispersed from a central to local authorities; "a decentralized school administration"
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The suburbanized city is a city of absentees," who fee in a hundred directions as soon as the work day ends, and for good reason: "they do not like city centers when they are alienating, ugly, and inhuman, the normal case in America.
Despite this change, city residents are still about twice as likely as suburbanites to be poor (Jargowsky, 2003), but as metropolitan areas have become increasingly suburbanized, poverty has followed suit.
the California teenager suburbanized popular culture.
Louis' population suburbanized, many retailers and businesses departed as well, following their customers to new growth areas.
On the whole, our archers are an amazingly talented force, which we'll depend on more in the future for critical management in ever-more suburbanized areas.
Northern Virginia also became suburbanized, albeit more slowly.
Thompson writes: "The South has been urbanized, suburbanized, strip-malled, and land-formed to a point that at times I hardly recognize it anymore.
And Jews had long been suburbanized and assimilated into the American mainstream.
Furthermore, in order to elaborate this peculiar mixture of new and traditional media, Wall strikingly prefers an unromantic, industrialized, and suburbanized landscape.
This restriction avoided comparing rural to urban CBGs because plague tends to occur in rural to lightly suburbanized areas.
In this pairing, two student teachers, Marcie and Summer, were assigned to high schools in two different school districts, which, though 35 miles apart, were located in transitioning rural communities: rural farming towns that are becoming suburbanized.
wage," plummeted and Catholics suburbanized en masse.