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[jen-truh-fahy] /ˈdʒɛn trəˌfaɪ/

verb (used with object), gentrified, gentrifying.
to improve (a neighborhood) by .
verb (used without object), gentrified, gentrifying.
to undergo :
Some neighborhoods gentrify more easily than others.

“renovate inner-city housing to middle-class standards,” by 1972, from gentry + -fy. Related: Gentrified, which was used from early 19c. of persons.


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