Definition of materiate in US English:

materiate

adjective

Philosophy
  • 1Produced from matter; having physical substance; composed or consisting of matter.

  • 2Metaphysics. Of a form: embodied in matter.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fraunce (?1559–?1593), poet and lawyer. From post-classical Latin materiatus constructed, embodied in matter, a material thing from classical Latin māteria + -ātus.