adjective an·ti–sprawl \¦an-tī-¦sprȯl, ¦an-tē-\
variants: less commonly


Definition of anti–sprawl

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anti–sprawl

1anti- + 2sprawl

First Known Use: 1959

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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