materialize

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EtymologyEdit

material +‎ -ize

VerbEdit

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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Epes Sargent and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It is asserted that in a series of sittings extending through several months a female spirit form, temporarily materialized and not distinguishable from a human being, repeatedly came from a cabinet into 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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