Ma*te"ri*al*ly, adv.

1.

In the state of matter.

I do not mean that anything is separable from a body by fire that was not materially preexistent in it. Boyle.

2.

In its essence; substantially.

An ill intention is certainly sufficient to spoil . . . an act in itself materially good. South.

3.

In an important manner or degree; essentaily; as, it materially concern us to know the real motives of our actions.

 

© Webster 1913.

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