transitive verb

variants or impolder
: 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

Word History


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

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“Empolder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empolder. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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