"act or process of giving something the character of money or coining it as money," 1855; see monetize + noun ending -ation.
"put into circulation as money," 1856, from Latin moneta "money" (see money (n.) ) + -ize. Related: Monetized; monetizing.
the end of some nouns of action; see -ate + -ion.
updated on February 15, 2019