[ad_1] verb (used with object), lex·i·cal·ized, lex·i·cal·iz·ing. Linguistics.
- to convert (an affix, a phrase, etc.) into a lexical item, as in using the suffix -ism as the noun ism.
- to represent (a set of semantic features) by a lexical item.
- linguistics to form (a word or lexeme) or (of a word or lexeme) to be formed from constituent morphemes, words, or lexemes, as to form cannot from can and not