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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.
(Human Geography) (tr) to make suburban
v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to give suburban characteristics to.
Past participle: suburbanized
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|Verb||1.||suburbanize - take on suburban character; "the city suburbanized"|
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
|2.||suburbanize - make suburban in character; "highly suburbanized cities"|