dematerialize


de·ma·te·ri·al·ize

verb \ˌdē-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz\

Definition of DEMATERIALIZE

transitive verb
:  to cause to become or appear immaterial
intransitive verb
:  to lose or appear to lose materiality
de·ma·te·ri·al·i·za·tion \-ˌtir-ē-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of DEMATERIALIZE

  1. <the image suddenly dematerialized, and once again we were staring at a blank screen>

First Known Use of DEMATERIALIZE

circa 1864

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