town·​i·​fy | \ ˈtau̇nəˌfī \

Definition of townify

1 : to cause to become urban a pleasant little village rapidly being townified
2 : to stamp with the characteristics of the town or city or of urban life the long townified dress she'd put on— Christopher Isherwood

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First Known Use of townify

1798, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for townify

town + -ify

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“Townify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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