1. The establishment or alteration of business activity to conform with the goals or image of a corporation, especially in the elimination of controversial, sensitive, or potentially offensive activities or material.
2. The presentation of historical or cultural material in an expurgated or distorted fashion in an effort to appeal to a large number of tourists or consumers.
[After Walter Elias DISNEY and the Walt Disney Company, the entertainment corporation he founded .]
Disney·fy′ (-nē-fī′) v.
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