Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

etherealize

[ih-theer-ee-uh-lahyz] /ɪˈθɪər i əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), etherealized, etherealizing.
1.
to make ethereal.
Also, especially British, etherealise.
Origin of etherealize
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; ethereal + -ize
Related forms
etherealization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for etherealized
Historical Examples
  • Instead, it etherealized and spiritualized Constance's beauty.

    A Pilgrim Maid Marion Ames Taggart
  • She seemed so light and etherealized as to be almost bodiless.

  • So the image was retained in its entirety, but etherealized, refined.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • 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
  • A sudden light leaped lustrous into the woman's eyes, her face shone radiant in its etherealized beauty.

    The Hill of Venus Nathan Gallizier
  • This liaison was largely sentimental, and marked by a kind of etherealized sensuality.

  • Somehow under the sex-taboo they became spiritualized and etherealized out of all human use.

    Pagan & Christian Creeds Edward Carpenter
  • I am sure my fancy raised up something round that blue-eyed mite of a child, which etherealized, and made a very angel of her.

    David Copperfield Charles Dickens
  • 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
  • If mother exists somewhere, and in some etherealized form, why can't she come back?

    The Tyranny of the Dark Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for etherealized

etherealize

/ɪˈθɪərɪəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make or regard as being ethereal
2.
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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for etherealized

Word Value for etherealized

0
25
Scrabble Words With Friends