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etherealization

Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of etherealizing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ethereal or spiritlike state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or the result of etherealizing, or making ethereal or spiritual. Also spelled etherealisation.

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Examples

  • This very conflict we have been waging, not of strengths but of ideas and possibilities, betokens the etherealization you seek.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • THE HUMAN BRAIN Monkeys and apes remember accurately enough and long enough to make it seem unlikely that they can be thoroughly bereft of such etherealization, and indeed they are not.

    The Human Brain

  • She is to him the reality of romance, the inner good sense of nonsense, the unveiling of his eyes, the freeing of his soul, the abolition of time, place, and circumstance, the etherealization of his blood into rapturous rivers of the very water of life itself, the revelation of all the mysteries and the sanctification of all the dogmas.

    Act I

  • She is to him the reality of romance, the leaner good sense of nonsense, the unveiling of his eyes, the freeing of his soul, the abolition of time, place and circumstance, the etherealization of his blood into rapturous rivers of the very water of life itself, the revelation of all the mysteries and the sanctification of all the dogmas.

    Man and Superman

  • A sensation (the word you see is material and inappropriate) of etherealization and imponderability pervaded me, and

    Backlog Studies

  • A sensation (the word you see is material and inappropriate) of etherealization and imponderability pervaded me, and I was not sorry to get rid of such a dull, slow mass as I now perceived myself to be, lying there on the bed.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • We still have ethereal beings who, as the practical outcome of their etherealization, rave about music and poetry, and Hallé and Ruskin, and horribly neglect their babies and the weekly bills.

    Modern Women and What is Said of Them A Reprint of A Series of Articles in the Saturday Review (1868)

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  • A term coined by R. Buckminster Fuller in 1938, in reference to the trend of physical nature toward informational abstraction. (Wikipedia)

    May 24, 2008