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  ( commercializes    3rd person present)   ( commercializing    present participle)   ( commercialized    past tense & past participle  )
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 of.      verb  
It seems such a pity that a distinguished and honored name should be commercialized in such a manner...      be V-ed  
Federal agencies should commercialize research.      V n  
  commercialized      adj  
Rock'n'roll has become so commercialized and safe since punk.     
  commercialization      n-uncount   oft N of n  
...the commercialization of Christmas.     
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