Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of matter; material.
  • In metaphysics, united with matter; embodied in matter: said of an Aristotelian form.
  • noun A material substance; a thing formed of matter.

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

  • adjective obsolete Consisting of matter.

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  • adjective obsolete Consisting of matter.

Etymologies

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Latin materiatus.

Examples

  • History, 'wherein he says, "And besides I practice as I do advise; which is, after long inquiry of things immersed in matter, to interpose some subject which is immateriate or less materiate; such as this of sounds: to the end that the intellect may be rectified and become not partial."

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