- to deprive of or lose material character.
Also especially British, de·ma·te·ri·al·ise.
Origin of dematerialize
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Examples from the Web for dematerialize
He added, 'When this structure has served its purpose, Babaji will dematerialize it.'Autobiography of a YOGI
If mortal, I must kill it, if ghostly, the noise of my rifle might dematerialize it.Animal Ghosts
Sometimes they wait till dawn bids them dematerialize before it.Old Plymouth Trails
So Hildegard, acting on a scriptural hint, is enabled to dematerialize her doctrine of the after-things.
I cannot dematerialize either you or your vessel until I work out the formula for your peculiar atomic structure.The Skylark of Space
Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
- to cease to have material existence, as in science fiction or spiritualism
- to disappear without trace; vanish
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Word Origin and History for dematerialize
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