overcommercialize

verb over·com·mer·cial·ize \ ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz \

Definition of overcommercialize

overcommercialized; overcommercializing
transitive + intransitive
: to commercialize (something) to an excessive degree
  • … opponents … fear the development will overcommercialize the waterfront area.
  • —Sam Gnerre

overcommercialization

play \ˌō-vər-kə-ˌmər-sh(ə-)lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural overcommercializations
    • overcommercialization of holidays

First Known Use of overcommercialize

1904

in the meaning defined above

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