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

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  • lexicalised — adjective expressed by a word • Syn: ↑lexicalized • Pertains to noun: ↑lexicalization, ↑lexicalization (for: ↑lexicalized) …   Useful english dictionary

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