Definitionenregional note: in BRIT, also use commercialise
verb If something is commercialized, it is used or changed in such a way that it makes money or profits, often in a way that people disapprove of. [disapproval] [be V-ed] ⇒ It seems such a pity that a distinguished and honoured name should be commercialized in such a manner. [V n] ⇒ Federal agencies should commercialize research. commercialized
graded adjective & adjective ⇒ Rock'n'roll has become so commercialized and safe since punk. commercialization (kəmɜːʳʃəlaɪzeɪʃən
) uncountable noun [+ of] ⇒ ...the commercialization of Christmas.
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