Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle commercializing
, past tense , past participle commercialized
regional note: in BRIT, also use commercialise
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
It seems such a pity that a distinguished and honoured name should be commercialized
in such a manner.
Federal agencies should commercialize research.
Rock'n'roll has become so commercialized and safe since punk.
) uncountable noun
...the commercialization of Christmas.
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