phys·​i·​cal·​ize ˈfi-zi-kə-ˌlīz How to pronounce physicalize (audio)
physicalized; physicalizing

transitive verb

: to give physical form or expression to
her gestures physicalized her major points

Examples of physicalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To physicalize the personality differences between Daisy and Camila, played by Camila Morrone, hair and makeup took a softer approach. Marissa Desantis, Harper's BAZAAR, 9 Mar. 2023 After hitting a breaking point, Hannah’s inner thoughts physicalize into a monstrous creature that threatens to upend her life. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2023 Smell, specifically, helped with executing one of the more challenging conceptual houses which attempts to physicalize how a teen girl and serial killer body swap. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of physicalize was in 1947

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Cite this Entry

“Physicalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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