"operation of making (something) a matter of profit above other considerations," 1885, from commercialize + noun ending -ation.
"subject to the principles and practices of commerce," 1830, from commercial (adj.) + -ize. Related: Commercialized; commercializing.
updated on February 04, 2018
my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products
the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development