Definitions

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  • v. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hypostatize.

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Examples

  • I like the technical word "hypostasize", which means to treat an abstraction or a trait as a thing or an agent: "Progress ensures that.......", etc.

    languagehat.com: HYPOSTASIS.

  • From all this it will be clearly seen that it would be impossible for us to hypostasize a super-moral or sub-moral universe in complete disregard of the primordial conscience of the human soul.

    The Complex Vision

  • Scholastic synthesis, it is a manifest illogism to hypostasize the abstract conceptions that are necessary for the intelligent apprehension of complete phenomena.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • He may hypostasize the unity of nature, or, what comes to the same thing, the unity of science, in a being who is nothing since he does nothing, an ineffectual

    Evolution créatrice. English

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