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gentrifyverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /ˈdʒen.trɪ.faɪ/ disapproving
to ​change a ​place from being a ​poorarea to a ​richer one, by ​people of a ​highersocialclassmoving to ​live there: The ​area where I ​grew up has been all ​modernized and gentrified, and has ​lost all ​itsoldcharacter.
gentrification
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌdʒen.trɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
the ​process by which an ​area is gentrified
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