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Pronunciation:  mu'teereeu`lIz

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"

MATERIALIZE is a 11 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: happen, materialise
 Antonyms: dematerialise, dematerialize
 See Also: appear, come about, come out, go on, hap, occur, pass, pass off, take place



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ma*te"ri*al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Materialized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Materializing}.] [Cf. F.
    1. To invest with material characteristics; to make
       perceptible to the senses; hence, to present to the mind
       through the medium of material objects.
             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
  2. \Ma*te"ri*al*ize\, v. i.
    To appear as a material form; to take substantial shape.
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