Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle gentrifying
, past tense , past participle gentrified
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.
The local neighbourhood, like so many areas of Manhattan, is gradually being gentrified.
) uncountable noun
...the gentrification of the area.
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