Etymology
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commercialization (n.)

"operation of making (something) a matter of profit above other considerations," 1885, from commercialize + noun ending -ation.

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biodiesel (n.)

also bio-diesel, "diesel fuel derived directly from organic matter," 1992, from bio- + diesel.

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elimination (n.)

c. 1600, "a casting out," noun of action from eliminate. Meaning "expulsion of waste matter" is from 1855.

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lake (n.2)

"deep red coloring matter," 1610s, from French laque (15c., see lac), from which it was obtained.

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long (n.)

in long and short of it "the sum of the matter in a few words," c. 1500, from long (adj.).

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plasticity (n.)

"capability of being molded or formed; property of giving form or shape to matter," 1768, from plastic (adj.) + -ity.

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optimistic (adj.)

"of, pertaining to, or characterized by optimism; disposed to take the most hopeful view of a matter," 1845, from optimist + -ic. Related: Optimistical (1809); optimistically.

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protoplanet (n.)

"large, diffuse cloud of matter in the orbit of a young star, regarded as the preliminary state of a planet," 1949, from proto- + planet.

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rheology (n.)

"study of the deformation of the flow of matter," 1929, from French rhéologie; see rheo- "current of a stream" + -logy "study of." Related: Rheologist; rheological.

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matterless (adj.)

late 14c., "insubstantial, immaterial, without physical substance," from matter (n.) + -less. From 1610s as "devoid of sense or meaning."

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