[ lek-si-kuh-lahyz ]
/ ˈlɛk sɪ kəˌlaɪz /
verb (used with object), lex·i·cal·ized, lex·i·cal·iz·ing. Linguistics.
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Also especially British, lex·i·cal·ise.
Related formslex·i·cal·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lexicalize
/ (ˈlɛksɪkəˌlaɪz) /
linguistics to form (a word or lexeme) or (of a word or lexeme) to be formed from constituent morphemes, words, or lexemes, as to form cannot from can and not
Derived Formslexicalization or lexicalisation, noun
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