[ kuh-mod-uh-fahy ]
/ kəˈmɒd əˌfaɪ /
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verb (used with object), com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing.
to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
to treat as if a commodity.
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Also com·mod·i·tize [kuh-mod-uh-tahyz] /kəˈmɒd əˌtaɪz/ .
Origin of commodify
First recorded in 1975–80; commod(ity) + -ify
OTHER WORDS FROM commodifycom·mod·i·fi·a·ble [kuh-mod-uh-fahy-uh-buhl], /kəˌmɒd əˈfaɪ ə bəl/, adjectivecom·mod·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for commodify
/ (kəˈmɒdɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commoditiesyou can't commodify art
Derived forms of commodifycommodification, noun
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