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verb (used with object), phe·nom·e·nal·ized, phe·nom·e·nal·iz·ing. Philosophy.
  1. to regard or interpret as a phenomenon.
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Also phe·nom·e·nize [fi-nom-uh-nahyz] /fɪˈnɒm əˌnaɪz/; especially British, phe·nom·e·nal·ise, phe·nom·e·nise.

Origin of phenomenalize

First recorded in 1865–70; phenomenal + -ize
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Examples from the Web for phenomenalize

Historical Examples

  • He tries to phenomenalize it, and thus resolve Substance and personality.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 7


  • We fail when we try either positively to phenomenalize substance or to dispense with the superphenomenal abstraction.