lexicalise (Brit.) v. make a word from words that exist; convert a phrase or affix into a lexical item (also lexicalize)

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  • Lexicalisation — In psycholinguistics lexicalisation is the process of going from meaning to sound in speech production.In the most widely accepted model, speech production, in which an underlying concept is converted into a word, is at least a two stage process …   Wikipedia

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