built-up

adjective
\ ˈbilt-ˈəp How to pronounce built-up (audio) \

Definition of built-up

1 : made of several sections or layers fastened together
2 : covered with buildings

First Known Use of built-up

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Built-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/built-up. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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built-up

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of built-up

: having many buildings in a small area

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