verb (used with object), verb (used without object), dematerialized, dematerializing.
to deprive of or lose material character.
Also, especially British, dematerialise.

1880–85; de- + materialize

dematerialization, noun Unabridged
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dematerialize or dematerialise (ˌdiːməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz)
1.  to cease to have material existence, as in science fiction or spiritualism
2.  to disappear without trace; vanish
dematerialise or dematerialise
demateriali'zation or dematerialise
demateriali'sation or dematerialise

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Example sentences
Reflections in its convex surface dematerialize the column, and a low stack of firewood stretches along one side of the terrace.
Again and again he toys with the idea of buildings that seem to dematerialize, that play hide and seek as you approach them.
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