commodify
commodify [kə mäd′ə fī΄]
vt.
commodified, commodifying
to treat as or make into a mere commodity to be bought and sold or to be used in selling something else [an automobile ad campaign that commodifies the American dream]
commodification [kə mäd΄əfi kā′shən]
n.

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com·mod·i·fy (kə-mŏdʹə-fī') tr.v. com·mod·i·fied, com·mod·i·fy·ing, com·mod·i·fies
To turn into or treat as a commodity; make commercial: “Such music... commodifies the worst sorts of... stereotypes” (Michiko Kakutani).
  [commodity + -fy.]   com·mod'i·fiʹa·ble adj. com·mod'i·fi·caʹtion (-fĭ-kāʹshən) n.

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