hypostasize

[ hahy-pos-tuh-sahyz, hi- ]
/ haɪˈpɒs təˌsaɪz, hɪ- /

verb (used with object), hy·pos·ta·sized, hy·pos·ta·siz·ing.

to assume the reality of (an idea, proposition, etc.); hypostatize.

Nearby words

  1. hyposmia,
  2. hyposomatotropism,
  3. hypospadias,
  4. hypospray,
  5. hypostasis,
  6. hypostatic,
  7. hypostatic congestion,
  8. hypostatic ectasia,
  9. hypostatic pneumonia,
  10. hypostatize

Also especially British, hy·pos·ta·sise.

Origin of hypostasize

First recorded in 1800–10; hypostas(is) + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for hypostasize

hypostasize

hypostasise

/ (haɪˈpɒstəˌsaɪz) /

verb

another word for hypostatize
Derived Formshypostasization or hypostasisation, noun

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