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yuppify

verb
     
yup‧pi‧fy past tense and past participle yuppified, present participle yuppifying, third person singular yuppifies [transitive usually passive]
to improve the buildings in an area, or to open expensive restaurants, shops etc so that yuppies will want to live in the buildings or use the restaurants etc:
The restaurant's yuppified interior was done in colors like teal and mauve.

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