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tr.v. com·mer·cial·ized, com·mer·cial·iz·ing, com·mer·cial·iz·es
1. To apply methods of business to for profit.
a. To do, exploit, or make chiefly for financial gain.
b. To sacrifice the quality of for profit.

com·mer′cial·i·za′tion (-shə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(kəˈmɜːʃəlaɪzd) or


spoiled by commercial exploitation; degraded
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Adj.1.commercialized - organized principally for financial gain; "Christmas has become a commercialized spectacle"
commercial - connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises; "commercial trucker"; "commercial TV"; "commercial diamonds"


[kəˈmɜːrʃəlaɪzd] commercialised (British) adj (pejorative) [art, festival, place] → commercial(e)
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You are commercialized out of all the greatness of life.
Randy McBee's book, Dance Hall Days: Intimacy and Leisure among Working-Class Immigrants in the United States, advances the argument that commercialized leisure had a profound influence on the social experience of newly-arrived immigrants in early twentieth-century America.
15] In contrast, my research returns to Roy Lubove's landmark article from 1962, "The Progressive and the Prostitute," in which Lubove gave equal weight to white slavery polemics and municipal vice commissions in order to draw out their shared critique of commercialized vice.

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