Ma*te"ri*al*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Materialized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Materializing (?).] [Cf. F. mat'erialiser.]


To invest wich material characteristics; to make perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind through the medium of material objects.

Having wich 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.


To regard as matter; to consider or explain by the laws or principles which are appropriate to matter.


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.


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Ma*te"ri*al*ize, v. i.

To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.



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