Entry from US English dictionary
The uncontrolled expansion of urban areas.
- Voice your concern about loss of wildlife habitat to new road construction, road expansion, and urban sprawl.
- One of the last open spaces available to the many people living in the Tang Hall, Osbaldwick and Appletree Village areas will become urban sprawl.
- They also say that urban sprawl on hillsides and in low-lying areas has been allowed to grow out of control.
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Syllabification: ur·ban sprawl
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