dematerialize

[ dee-muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˌdi məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), de·ma·te·ri·al·ized, de·ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.

to deprive of or lose material character.
Also especially British, de·ma·te·ri·al·ise.

Origin of dematerialize

First recorded in 1880–85; de- + materialize

Related forms

de·ma·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dematerialize

dematerialize

dematerialise

/ (ˌdiːməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb (intr)

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

Derived Forms

dematerialization or dematerialisation, noun
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