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English definition of “materialize”

materialize

verb [I] (UK usually materialise)     /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.laɪz/ US  /-ˈtɪr.i-/
If an object materializes, it appears suddenly: Suddenly a lorry appeared in front of her - it seemed to materialize out of nowhere.Appearing and disappearing If an idea or hope materializes, it becomes real: She was promised a promotion but it never materialized. Her hopes of becoming a painter never materialized.Occurring and happening materialization (UK usually materialisation)     /məˌtɪə.ri.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌtɪr.i-/ noun [C or U]
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