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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