hypostasize

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hypostasize ‎(third-person singular simple present hypostasizes, present participle hypostasizing, simple past and past participle hypostasized)

  1. (transitive) To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
    The pressed Newtonians [] refused to hypostasize the law of gravitation into an ether. — Coleridge.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.