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commodify

or commoditize

[kuh-mod-uh-fahy] /kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
1.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
2.
to treat as if a commodity.
Related forms
commodifiable, adjective
commodification, noun
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commodify

/kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commodities: you can't commodify art
Derived Forms
commodification, noun
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Word Origin and History for commodification
n.

1968, from commodity + -fication. Originally in Marxist political theory, "the assignment of a market value," often to some quality or material the user of the word feels would be better without it.

commodify

v.

1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.

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