Top Definition
1. v. (eg. prostitutively semanticize) To throw around a term or concept until it loses all meaning.
2. n. Use of a term or concept so as to misrepresent oneself as embodying the concept or term. Phony auto-ennobling.

3. v. To attempt a meme-seed inception by repetition and amplification (usually through the distributive media).
4. n. Overuse or abuse of terms or concepts.

Most commonly used by politicians to forward a particular agenda or get a particular candidate elected. But also used quite heavily in religion.

Distinguishes itself from outright attention-whoring usually by its subtlety or its assumption of the self-evidence of the virtuosity of its terms or concepts.
Alex: Did you see that Tea Party rally? I have never seen such an obscene spectacle of prostitutive semanticization in my entire life.

Sarah: I know, right? I went to it as a gag and I didn't take away anything meaningful at all from it. The word 'freedom' was thrown around so much, I don't know what it means anymore! And all those references to Hitler! Why does everybody do that every time they encounter someone they don't like?
by DEDC March 04, 2012

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