- to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
- to treat as if a commodity.
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Examples from the Web for commodification
But their relationship illuminates two bigger problems within our culture: oversharing and commodification.
But the real issues at hand are oversharing and commodification.
True, Smith and Saltz are commenting on an especially egregious instance of commodification.The Myth of the Tortured Artist
January 4, 2014
Great strides have been made in the commodification of lust and love.Our Bad Romance Obsession Is the Ultimate First World Problem
January 2, 2014
The "cute" betrays our sickened, sugar-happy relationship to the commodification of everything.Zany, Cute, Interesting: What the Words We Use Say About Us
October 23, 2012
- (tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commoditiesyou can't commodify art
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Word Origin and History for commodification
1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.
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