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[ih-theer-ee-uh-lahyz] /ɪˈθɪər i əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), etherealized, etherealizing.
to make ethereal.
Also, especially British, etherealise.
Origin of etherealize
1820-30; ethereal + -ize
Related forms
etherealization, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • There they stood and shouted and laughed as their voices came back upon the still air softened and etherealized.

    The Redemption of David Corson Charles Frederic Goss
  • So the image was retained in its entirety, but etherealized, refined.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • Instead, it etherealized and spiritualized Constance's beauty.

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
  • Thorne drew her hand within his arm and they moved on slowly in the faint moonlight that etherealized the plain.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • It but confirms what I have been saying, that sublime and beautiful facts are best understood when etherealized by distance.

    Our Old Home Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • A sudden light leaped lustrous into the woman's eyes, her face shone radiant in its etherealized beauty.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • Gerald drew from the folio a woman's face—the face that Edward had shown, but idealized and etherealized.

    Sons and Fathers Harry Stillwell Edwards
  • Somehow under the sex-taboo they became spiritualized and etherealized out of all human use.

    Pagan & Christian Creeds Edward Carpenter
  • She seemed so light and etherealized as to be almost bodiless.

  • We have in this day professed Christians who are so rarefied and etherealized that they do not want a religion of blood.

    New Tabernacle Sermons Thomas De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for etherealized


verb (transitive)
to make or regard as being ethereal
to add ether to or make into ether or something resembling ether
Derived Forms
etherealization, etherealisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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