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dematerialize

[ dee-muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ 藢di m蓹藞t瑟蓹r i 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with or without object), de路ma路te路ri路al路ized, de路ma路te路ri路al路iz路ing.
to deprive of or lose material character.
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Also especially British, de路ma路te路ri路al路ise .

Origin of dematerialize

First recorded in 1880鈥85; de- + materialize

OTHER WORDS FROM dematerialize

de路ma路te路ri路al路i路za路tion, noun

Words nearby dematerialize

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British Dictionary definitions for dematerialize

dematerialize

dematerialise

/ (藢di藧m蓹藞t瑟蓹r瑟蓹藢la瑟z) /

verb (intr)
to cease to have material existence, as in science fiction or spiritualism
to disappear without trace; vanish

Derived forms of dematerialize

dematerialization or dematerialisation, noun
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