gentrify ( gentrifies 3rd person present) ( gentrifying present participle) ( gentrified past tense & past participle ) When a street or area is gentrified, it becomes a more expensive place to live because wealthy people move into the area and buy the houses where people with less money used to live. verb usu passive
The local neighbourhood, like so many areas of Manhattan, is gradually being gentrified. be V-ed
...the gentrification of the area.
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