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verb (used with object), e·the·re·al·ized, e·the·re·al·iz·ing.
  1. to make ethereal.
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Also especially British, e·the·re·al·ise.

Origin of etherealize

First recorded in 1820–30; ethereal + -ize
Related formse·the·re·al·i·za·tion, noun
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Examples from the Web for etherealize

Historical Examples

  • If the results of its action and influence are such as to elevate and etherealize our nature, its validity may be assumed.

    British Quarterly Review, American Edition, Volume LIV


  • What tints of perfect love Rosier than summer rose, etherealize thy lay!

    The Visions of England

    Francis T. Palgrave

British Dictionary definitions for etherealize



verb (tr)
  1. to make or regard as being ethereal
  2. to add ether to or make into ether or something resembling ether
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Derived Formsetherealization or etherealisation, noun
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