be gentrified PROPERTY if an area of a city where poor people live is gentrified, people with more money go to live there, and the buildings are improved and become more expensive as a result:
• Now that the neighbourhood has been gentrified, the houses are not available to tenants.— gentrified adjective [only before a noun] :
• In the 1980s, creative types began flocking to gentrified areas of San Francisco.— gentrification noun [uncountable] :
• This gentrification is taking place alongside large public-housing projects.
* * *gentrification UK US /ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U]► PROPERTY the process by which an area is changed by people who have more money moving to live there and making improvements to the buildings: »
As the city's gentrification creeps north, middle-class settlers are renovating and moving into 19th-century town houses that were once rooming houses.
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