World English Dictionary
materialize or materialise (məˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz)
1.  (intr) to become fact; actually happen: our hopes never materialized
2.  to invest or become invested with a physical shape or form
3.  to cause (a spirit, as of a dead person) to appear in material form or (of a spirit) to appear in such form
4.  (intr) to take shape; become tangible: after hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
5.  physics to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production
materialise or materialise
materiali'zation or materialise
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ma'terializer or materialise
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