Origin of commoditize
- to turn into a commodity; make commercial.
- to treat as if a commodity.
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- (tr) another term for commodify
- (tr) to treat (something) inappropriately as if it can be acquired or marketed like other commoditiesyou can't commodify art
Word Origin and History for commoditize
1971, back-formation from commodification. Related: Commodified; commodifying.
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