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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To subject to gentrification: gentrify a row of Victorian houses.

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  • v. to renovate something, especially housing, to make it more appealing to the middle classes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations


gentr(y) + -fy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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