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[kuh-mod-uh-fahy] /kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), commodified, commodifying.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
to treat as if a commodity.
Also, commoditize.
Related forms
commodifiable, adjective
commodification, noun Unabridged
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  • Others want higher education itself defanged and commodified for the same reasons.
  • When your reverence for the land is turned over to this higher corporate economic power, then everything becomes commodified.
  • Information and ideas should be free for all, not commodified.
  • Water is a human right and should not be bottled or commodified.
  • Human rights cannot be commodified and weighed on a scale of pros and cons.
  • They don't shop much, they make more of what they need themselves, and they spend less money in the world of commodified leisure.
  • Thus college, more and more commodified, becomes the best way for the successful to ensure their children's success.
British Dictionary definitions for commodified


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(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 commodified



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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