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tr.v. ur·ban·ized, ur·ban·iz·ing, ur·ban·iz·es
To make urban in nature or character.

ur′ban·i·za′tion (-bə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.urbanized - made urban in natureurbanized - made urban in nature; taking on urban characteristics; "the urbanized Eastern states"
urban - located in or characteristic of a city or city life; "urban property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners"
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