lexicalize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [usually passive] linguistics 

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/ˈleksɪkəlaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theylexicalize
he/she/itlexicalizes
present participlelexicalizing
past tenselexicalized
past participlelexicalized
  1. to put a concept into a word or words

    There’s a long history in English of the final t or d of -ed forms being lost in lexicalized phrases.