re·​ma·​te·​ri·​al·​ize (ˌ)rē-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce rematerialize (audio)
rematerialized; rematerializing

intransitive verb

: to materialize again : to suddenly appear or come into existence in a different place
… seems capable of disappearing at will, only to rematerialize in the scoring area just as the puck arrives in the same neighbourhood.Bruce McCurdy

Examples of rematerialize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If all goes according to plan—begone, Delta variant!—Broadway will soon rematerialize like Brigadoon. Michael Schulma, The New Yorker, 6 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rematerialize was in 1895

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“Rematerialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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