commodify

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verb com·mod·i·fy \kə-ˈmä-də-ˌfī\

Definition of commodify

commodified

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commodifying

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

commodification

play \-ˌmä-də-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of commodify in a sentence

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

  2. I feel like our culture is being commodified.

Origin and Etymology of commodify

see commodity


First Known Use: 1982


COMMODIFY Defined for English Language Learners

commodify

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verb com·mod·i·fy \kə-ˈmä-də-ˌfī\

Definition of commodify for English Language Learners

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

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