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materialised, past tense; materialized, past participle; materialises, 3rd person singular present; materializes, 3rd person singular present; materialized, past tense; materialised, past participle; materializing, present participle; materialising, present participle;
  1. (of a ghost, spirit, or similar entity) Appear in bodily form

  2. Cause to appear in bodily or physical form

  3. Represent or express in material form

  4. Become actual fact; happen
    • - the assumed savings may not materialize
  5. Appear or be present
    • - the train didn't materialize

  1. happen: come into being; become reality; "Her dream really materialized"
  2. (materialization) the process of coming into being; becoming reality; "the materialization of her dream"
  3. (materialization) an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
  4. (materialization) offspring: something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
  5. (Materialized) In philosophy, the theory of materialism holds that the only thing that exists is matter; that all things are composed of material and all phenomena (including consciousness) are the result of material interactions. In other words, matter is the only substance. ...
  6. (Materialization (parapsychology)) In spiritualism, paranormal literature, and some religions, materialization (also referred to as manifestation) is the creation or appearance of matter from unknown sources. ...
  7. (Materialization (science fiction)) Teleportation is the transfer of matter from one point to another, more or less instantaneously. Teleportation has been widely utilized in works of science fiction.
  8. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear; To take physical form, to appear seemingly from nowhere; Alternative spelling of materialise
  9. (Materialization) A ghost appearing visually, suddenly or gradually, sometimes indistinct, sometimes seemingly quite solid.
  10. (Materialization) A witnessed sudden appearance of spirits in physical form; The sudden appearance of a person or object in front of a witness or witnesses.
  11. (Materialization) The full or part materialization of a Spirit person, making themselves known to sitters. This form of mediumship requires the use of Spirit energy or ectoplasm and for the medium to be in a deep trance state inside the cabinet. ...
  12. (Materialization (of Jesus)) The "man" Jesus is forever dead (non-existent). After Christ's (Michael the archangel's) resurrection, he appeared temporarily as a man to convince the disciples that Jesus had risen. The form of a man was a "materialization".
  13. (Materialization) An object supposedly appearing out of thin air.
  14. (Materialization) The act of forming something solid from the air. One of the most difficult and impressive materializations is when part or all of a ghost or spirit can be seen, especially if the face is recognizable.
  15. (Materialization) an entity physically appearing. In order to materialize, the entity must gather energy from its surroundings.
  16. (materialization) Restructuring a service into a physical form which can be bought, sold and transported.
  17. The sound effect created when a Morty Dog grants a wish for a worker in the Penguin Helmet Factory who wants to own an extra-special tall Penguin Helmet. (Cranium Frenzy 10 (2003))
  18. To gain apparent physical substance. To suddenly appear out of thin air.
  19. To assume material or bodily form; to become corporeal. Ghosts who died a violent death often come to Melinda in strange ways such as the EVP over the car radio in Voices. After Melinda has helped them resolve their issues, these disembodied spirits materialize to look normal like the mother.