Materialize

Definition of Materialize

Ma`te´ri`al`ize
v. t.1.To invest with material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects.
[imp. & p. p. Materialized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Materializing .]
Having with wonderful art and beauty materialized, if I may so call it, a scheme of abstracted notions, and clothed the most nice, refined conceptions of philosophy in sensible images.
- Tatler.
2.To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.
3.To cause to assume a character appropriate to material things; to occupy with material interests; as, to materialize thought.
4.(Spiritualism) To make visable in, or as in, a material form; - said of spirits.
A female spirit form temporarily materialized, and not distinguishable from a human being.
- Epes Sargent.
v. i.1.To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.
2.To come into existence; as, the promised donations never materialized.

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