gentrification - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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/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

derived word

gentrify

 

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/ˈdʒentrɪfaɪ/
verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theygentrify
he/she/itgentrifies
present participlegentrifying
past tensegentrified
past participlegentrified