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de·ma·te·ri·al·ize

 (dē′mə-tîr′ē-ə-līz′)
v. de·ma·te·ri·al·ized, de·ma·te·ri·al·iz·ing, de·ma·te·ri·al·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To deprive of physical substance; make immaterial: medieval architects' attempts to dematerialize church walls into streams of light.
2. To reduce the amount of material required for (a product or process): dematerialized the semiconductor industry.
3. To convert (records, for example) from paper to digital or electronic form.
v.intr.
To lose physical substance; become immaterial: The dry ice seemed to dematerialize as it sublimated.

de′ma·te′ri·al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

dematerialize

(ˌdiːməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz) or

dematerialise

vb (intr)
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) to cease to have material existence, as in science fiction or spiritualism
2. to disappear without trace; vanish
demaˌterialiˈzation, demaˌterialiˈsation n

de•ma•te•ri•al•ize

(ˌdi məˈtɪər i əˌlaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to deprive of or lose material character.
[1880–85]
de`ma•te`ri•al•i•za′tion, n.

dematerialize


Past participle: dematerialized
Gerund: dematerializing

Imperative
dematerialize
dematerialize
Present
I dematerialize
you dematerialize
he/she/it dematerializes
we dematerialize
you dematerialize
they dematerialize
Preterite
I dematerialized
you dematerialized
he/she/it dematerialized
we dematerialized
you dematerialized
they dematerialized
Present Continuous
I am dematerializing
you are dematerializing
he/she/it is dematerializing
we are dematerializing
you are dematerializing
they are dematerializing
Present Perfect
I have dematerialized
you have dematerialized
he/she/it has dematerialized
we have dematerialized
you have dematerialized
they have dematerialized
Past Continuous
I was dematerializing
you were dematerializing
he/she/it was dematerializing
we were dematerializing
you were dematerializing
they were dematerializing
Past Perfect
I had dematerialized
you had dematerialized
he/she/it had dematerialized
we had dematerialized
you had dematerialized
they had dematerialized
Future
I will dematerialize
you will dematerialize
he/she/it will dematerialize
we will dematerialize
you will dematerialize
they will dematerialize
Future Perfect
I will have dematerialized
you will have dematerialized
he/she/it will have dematerialized
we will have dematerialized
you will have dematerialized
they will have dematerialized
Future Continuous
I will be dematerializing
you will be dematerializing
he/she/it will be dematerializing
we will be dematerializing
you will be dematerializing
they will be dematerializing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dematerializing
you have been dematerializing
he/she/it has been dematerializing
we have been dematerializing
you have been dematerializing
they have been dematerializing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dematerializing
you will have been dematerializing
he/she/it will have been dematerializing
we will have been dematerializing
you will have been dematerializing
they will have been dematerializing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dematerializing
you had been dematerializing
he/she/it had been dematerializing
we had been dematerializing
you had been dematerializing
they had been dematerializing
Conditional
I would dematerialize
you would dematerialize
he/she/it would dematerialize
we would dematerialize
you would dematerialize
they would dematerialize
Past Conditional
I would have dematerialized
you would have dematerialized
he/she/it would have dematerialized
we would have dematerialized
you would have dematerialized
they would have dematerialized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dematerialize - become immaterial; disappear
disappear, vanish, go away - become invisible or unnoticeable; "The effect vanished when day broke"
materialise, materialize, happen - come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
Translations
dématérialiserse dématérialiser

dematerialize

[ˌdɪməˈtiːərɪəlaɪz] VIdesmaterializarse

dematerialize

visich entmaterialisieren

dematerialize

[dɪməˈtɪərɪəˌlaɪz] vismaterializzarsi
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