commodify


com·mod·i·fy

transitive verb \kə-ˈmä-də-ˌfī\

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

com·mod·i·fiedcom·mod·i·fy·ing

Full Definition of COMMODIFY

:  to turn (as an intrinsic value or a work of art) into a commodity
com·mod·i·fi·ca·tion \-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.

First Known Use of COMMODIFY

1982

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