hypostatize

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verb hy·pos·ta·tize \hī-ˈpäs-tə-ˌtīz\

Definition of hypostatize

hypostatized

hypostatizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attribute real identity to (a concept)

hypostatization

play \-ˌpäs-tə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hypostatize

Greek hypostatos substantially existing, from hyphistasthai


First Known Use: 1829


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