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tr.v. Man·hat·tan·ized, Man·hat·tan·iz·ing, Man·hat·tan·iz·es
To transform the appearance and character of (a city) by constructing tall and densely situated buildings.
Man·hat′tan·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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