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The act or process of adopting or the condition of having adopted the characteristics attributed to the bourgeoisie.

bour·geoi′si·fy′ (-zə-fī′) v.
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vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
to convert to a bourgeois attitude or appearance
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