Definition of materialize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    materialize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//məˈtɪriəˌlaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they materialize
     
    he / she / it materializes
     
    past simple materialized
     
    -ing form materializing
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] (usually used in negative sentences) to take place or start to exist as expected or planned The promotion he was promised failed to materialize.
  2. 2[intransitive] to appear suddenly and/or in a way that cannot be explained A tall figure suddenly materialized at her side. (informal) The train failed to materialize (= it did not come).
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NAmE//məˌtɪriələˈzeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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