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commodify

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verb com·mod·i·fy \kə-ˈmä-də-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of commodify

  • : to treat (something that cannot be owned or that everyone has a right to) like a product that can be bought and sold

Full Definition of commodify

com·mod·i·fiedcom·mod·i·fy·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to turn (as an intrinsic value or a work of art) into a commodity

com·mod·i·fi·ca·tion play \-ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of commodify

  1. Do we really want to commodify our water supply?

  2. I feel like our culture is being commodified.



1982

First Known Use of commodify

1982


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