overcommercialize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ commercialize

Verb[edit]

overcommercialize ‎(third-person singular simple present overcommercializes, present participle overcommercializing, simple past and past participle overcommercialized)

  1. (transitive) To make excessively commercial.
    • 2007 July 15, “Chicago Gets Advice on How to Secure and Run a Successful Olympics”, in New York Times[1]:
      It was unwieldy, included a fatal bombing at Centennial Olympic Park and is largely considered the most overcommercialized Olympics in the history of the modern Games.