gen·​tri·​fied | \ ˈjen-trə-ˌfīd How to pronounce gentrified (audio) \

Definition of gentrified

: having undergone gentrification gentrified neighborhoods/homes The orange and white city buses winding slowly up the steep grade of Cortland Avenue follow a route between the gentrified west side of the hill—with its small but carefully manicured homes and gardens—and the more unkempt east side, a swath of low-income houses and apartments near freeways and industrial sites.— Jonathan Burton

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Gentrified.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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