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Adjective: urbanized  'ur-bu,nIzd
  1. Made urban in nature; taking on urban characteristics
    "the urbanized Eastern states";
    - urbanised [Brit]
Verb: urbanize  'ur-bu,nIz
  1. Make more industrial or city-like
    "The area was urbanized after many people moved in";
    - urbanise [Brit]
  2. Impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    "Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them";
    - urbanise [Brit]

See also: urban

Type of: alter, change, modify

Encyclopedia: Urbanized