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gentrification

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgentrificationgen‧tri‧fi‧ca‧tion /ˌdʒentrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  CLASS IN SOCIETYa gradual process in which an area in bad condition where poor people live is changed by people with more money coming to live there and improving itgentrify /ˈdʒentrɪfaɪ/ verb [transitive]
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gentrificationBoy, could they use a little investment, a little gentrification.The research findings endorse the view that non-family households in general and women in particular are important agents of gentrification.The rising housing costs are a result of gentrification.Have we really moved since the 1840s, when gentrification was seen as the only way to educate the masses?
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