empolder

transitive verb em·polder \ə̇m, em+\
variants: or

impolder

\ə̇m, em+\

Definition of empolder

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of empolder

Dutch inpolderen, from in- 1in- (akin to Old English in-) + polder — more at in-, polder


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