hy·​pos·​ta·​tize hī-ˈpä-stə-ˌtīz How to pronounce hypostatize (audio)
hypostatized; hypostatizing

transitive verb

: to attribute real identity to (a concept)
hypostatization noun

Word History


Greek hypostatos substantially existing, from hyphistasthai

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypostatize was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Hypostatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypostatize. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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