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lexicalize, lexicalise (British); lexicalization, lexicalisation (British)
1. To make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language.
2. The creation of a single word out of existing words, usually in order to express something previously conveyed by several words or a phrase; for example, “shoplifting”.
3. The process of making a word to express a concept.
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