from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To deprive of physical substance; make immaterial.
  • intransitive verb To reduce the amount of material required for (a product or process).
  • intransitive verb To convert (records, for example) from paper to digital or electronic form.
  • intransitive verb To lose physical substance; become immaterial.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive to disappear by becoming immaterial
  • verb transitive to cause something to disappear by becoming immaterial

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

  • verb become immaterial; disappear


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