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objectify

[uh b-jek-tuh-fahy] /əbˈdʒɛk təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), objectified, objectifying.
1.
to present as an object, especially of sight, touch, or other physical sense; make objective; externalize.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; object + -ify
Related forms
objectification, noun
de-objectification, noun
nonobjectification, noun
overobjectification, noun
overobjectify, verb (used with object), overobjectified, overobjectifying.
self-objectification, noun
unobjectified, adjective
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Examples from the web for objectification
  • Our consumption without thought to consequence is objectification of nature, a symptom of our humanist superiority complex.
  • What they experience amounts to an objectification of their own life, a little sweetened by reachable enhancements.
  • The author talked about objectification of human corpses.
British Dictionary definitions for objectification

objectify

/əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to represent concretely; present as an object
Derived Forms
objectification, noun
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Word Origin and History for objectification
n.

1860, noun of action from objectify.

objectify

v.

1838, from Medieval Latin objectum (see object (n.)) + -fy. Related: Objectified; objectifying.

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