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noun [uncountable] gentrification pronunciation in American English /ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. the process by which an area of a city where poor people live becomes an area where middle-class people live, as they buy the houses and repair them

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gentrify

 gentrification pronunciation in American English /ˈdʒentrɪˌfaɪ/ verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygentrify
he/she/itgentrifies
present participlegentrifying
past tensegentrified
past participlegentrified

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