materialize

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material +‎ -ize

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materialize (third-person singular simple present materializes, present participle materializing, simple past and past participle materialized)

  1. (transitive) To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.
    • 1875, Epes Sargent (poet)Epes Sargent, The Proof Palpable of Immortality
      a spirit form, temporarily materialized, and undistinguishable from a human being in the flesh, has come forth in the light []
  2. (intransitive) To take physical form, to appear seemingly from nowhere.
  3. (transitive) To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.

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