Gentrification [jen-truh-fi-key-shuh n]

(1) the buying and renovation of houses and stores in deteriorated urban neighborhoods by upper- or middle income families or individuals, thus improving property values but often displacing low-income families and small businesses.

(2) an instance of gentrifying ; the condition of being gentrified.

Examples for Gentrification

  • The tide of gentrification that transformed economically depressed enclaves is receding, leaving some communities high and dry.
  • As gentrification gathered pace, property prices exploded.
  • The goal of many local leaders has been the retention of that history in the busy swirl of gentrification.

Rhymes with Gentrification

  • Beautification
  • Falsification
  • Eradication