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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To deprive of or lose apparent physical substance; make or become immaterial: Mirrors have the effect of dematerializing a wall. The dry ice seemed to dematerialize as it sublimated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to disappear by becoming immaterial
  • v. to cause something to disappear by becoming immaterial

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of material or physical qualities or characteristics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To divest of material qualities or characteristics.
  • In mod. spiritualism, to dissolve and disappear, as alleged, after materialization.
  • Also spelled dematerialise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become immaterial; disappear

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