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dematerialize

[dee-muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz] /ˌdi məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), dematerialized, dematerializing.
1.
to deprive of or lose material character.
Also, especially British, dematerialise.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; de- + materialize
Related forms
dematerialization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dematerialise

dematerialize

/ˌdiːməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to cease to have material existence, as in science fiction or spiritualism
2.
to disappear without trace; vanish
Derived Forms
dematerialization, dematerialisation, noun
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