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Make (an area of the seabed) into a polder by reclaiming it from the sea.
- ‘Some were impoldered with embankments, pumps, and deep canals, but those proved hard to maintain.’
- ‘But, as the main waterways became silted up and were impoldered, the character of the city changed.’
- ‘A number of inland areas have been also been empoldered, some of them provided with pump drainage.’
- ‘Increasingly, however, the floodplain has become empoldered and compartmentalised for flood protection and agriculture.’
- ‘Even today the Dutch are famous for impoldering, building dikes and all kinds of water control.’
Late 19th century: from Dutch impolderen.
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