To deprive of physical substance; make immaterial.
Medieval architects' attempts to dematerialize church walls into streams of light.
To reduce the amount of material required for (a product or process).
Dematerialized the semiconductor industry.
To convert (records, for example) from paper to digital or electronic form.
To lose physical substance; become immaterial.
The dry ice seemed to dematerialize as it sublimated.
To lose or cause to lose material form.
Origin of dematerialize
- From de- + materialize.