genericize

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

generic +‎ -ize

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdʒə.nɛ.ɹɪ.saɪz/

Verb[edit]

genericize (third-person singular simple present genericizes, present participle genericizing, simple past and past participle genericized)

  1. (transitive) To make generic.
    1. (law, transitive) To turn into a genericized trademark.
    2. (programming, transitive) To make more generic: usable in more contexts.
    3. (transitive) To make generic: bland.

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