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hypostatize

[hahy-pos-tuh-tahyz, hi-] /haɪˈpɒs təˌtaɪz, hɪ-/
verb (used with object), hypostatized, hypostatizing.
1.
to treat or regard (a concept, idea, etc.) as a distinct substance or reality.
Also, especially British, hypostatise.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek hypostat(ós) (see hypostatic) + -ize
Related forms
hypostatization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypostatise

hypostatize

/haɪˈpɒstəˌtaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to regard or treat as real
2.
to embody or personify
Derived Forms
hypostatization, hypostatisation, noun
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