[ muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz /
verb (used without object), ma·te·ri·al·ized, ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.
to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out: Our plans never materialized.
to assume material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.
verb (used with object), ma·te·ri·al·ized, ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.
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Also especially British, ma·te·ri·al·ise.
OTHER WORDS FROM materialize
ma·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, nounma·te·ri·al·iz·er, nounre·ma·te·ri·al·i·za·tion, nounre·ma·te·ri·al·ize, verb, re·ma·te·ri·al·ized, re·ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.
Words nearby materialize
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Any moment, now, sir; we're holding this drop till they rematerialize.Time Crime|H. Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for rematerialize
/ (məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz) /
(intr) to become fact; actually happenour hopes never materialized
to invest or become invested with a physical shape or form
to cause (a spirit, as of a dead person) to appear in material form or (of a spirit) to appear in such form
(intr) to take shape; become tangibleafter hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
physics to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production
Derived forms of materializematerialization or materialisation, nounmaterializer or materialiser, noun
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