suburbanize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

suburban +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

suburbanize (third-person singular simple present suburbanizes, present participle suburbanizing, simple past and past participle suburbanized)

  1. (transitive) To make suburban; to convert or adapt to a suburb.
    • 2007 August 27, Isabel Kershner, “The Kibbutz Sheds Socialism and Gains Popularity”, in New York Times[1]:
      Only in 2007 they are less about pure socialism than a kind of suburbanized version of it.

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