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hypostatize

[ hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi- ]
/ ha瑟藞p蓲s t蓹藢ta瑟z, h瑟- /
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verb (used with object), hy路pos路ta路tized, hy路pos路ta路tiz路ing.
to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.
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Also especially British, hy路pos路ta路tise .

Origin of hypostatize

First recorded in 1820鈥30; from Greek hypostat贸s, hyp贸statos 鈥渟et under, (in Stoic philosophy) substantially existing鈥 (see hypostatic) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hypostatize

hy路pos路ta路ti路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypostatize

hypostatize

hypostatise

/ (ha瑟藞p蓲st蓹藢ta瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to regard or treat as real
to embody or personify

Derived forms of hypostatize

hypostatization or hypostatisation, noun
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