empolder

transitive verb
em·polder
variants: or impolder \ə̇m, em+ \
or -ed/-ing/-s

Definition of empolder 

: to make (land that is underwater or periodically flooded) cultivable by the erection of banks of levees to prevent or control inundation and by adequate drainage

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History and Etymology for empolder

Dutch inpolderen, from in- in- entry 1 (akin to Old English in-) + polder

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