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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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urbanizedur‧ban‧ized (also urbanised British English) /ˈɜːbənaɪzd $ ˈɜːr-/ adjective  1 SGTOWNan urbanized country or area has a lot of houses, factories, shops, offices etc the most heavily urbanized regions2 in an urbanized society, there are a lot of people who live and work in towns and cities During the 19th century, Britain became the world’s first modern urbanized society.urbanization /ˌɜːbənaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌɜːrbənə-/ noun [uncountable] the transformation of the social structure by urbanization
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urbanizedThe more centralized, urbanized and mechanized a society becomes, the less control we have and the more violence is bred.We must start from where we are, as urbanized humanity.The high overall density reflects the urbanized nature of the population.During the nineteenth century Britain became the world's first modern urbanized society.
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