overcommercialize

verb
over·​com·​mer·​cial·​ize | \ ˌō-vər-kə-ˈmər-shə-ˌlīz How to pronounce overcommercialize (audio) \
overcommercialized; overcommercializing

Definition of overcommercialize

transitive + intransitive

: to commercialize (something) to an excessive degree … opponents … fear the development will overcommercialize the waterfront area.— Sam Gnerre

Other Words from overcommercialize

overcommercialization \ ˌō-​vər-​kə-​ˌmər-​sh(ə-​)lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce overcommercialize (audio) \ noun, plural overcommercializations
overcommercialization of holidays

First Known Use of overcommercialize

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcommercialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcommercialize. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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