an·​ti-sprawl | \ ¦an-tī-¦sprȯl How to pronounce anti-sprawl (audio) , ¦an-tē- \
variants: or less commonly antisprawl

Definition of anti-sprawl

: opposing or restricting urban sprawl anti-sprawl zoning laws Chief among his legislative achievements is the launching of a task force on livable communities, a sure sign that the anti-sprawl agenda has arrived on the national political stage.E-The Environmental Magazine, September/October 1999

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First Known Use of anti-sprawl

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-sprawl

anti- entry 1 + sprawl entry 2

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“Anti-sprawl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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