unmaterialized


unmaterialized

verb (used without object), ma·te·ri·al·ized, ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.

  1. to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out: Our plans never materialized.
  2. to assume material or bodily form; become corporeal: The ghost materialized before Hamlet.

verb (used with object), ma·te·ri·al·ized, ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing.

  1. to give material form to; realize: to materialize an ambition.
  2. to invest with material attributes: to materialize abstract ideas with metaphors.
  3. to make physically perceptible; cause (a spirit or the like) to appear in bodily form.
  4. to render materialistic.

verb

  1. (intr) to become fact; actually happenour 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 tangibleafter hours of discussion, the project finally began to materialize
  5. physics to form (material particles) from energy, as in pair production

v.1710, “represent as material,” from material (adj.) + -ize. Meaning “appear in bodily form” is 1880, in spiritualism. Related: Materialized; materializing.

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