Hypostasize

Hy*pos"ta*size

(?), v. t. To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize. [R.]
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The pressed Newtonians . . . refused to hypostasize the law of gravitation into an ether.
Coleridge.

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Hy`po*stat"ic

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Hy`po*stat"ic*al

(?), } a. [Gr. : cf. F. hypostatique.] 1. Relating to hypostasis, or substance; hence, constitutive, or elementary.
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The grand doctrine of the chymists, touching their three hypostatical principles.
Boyle.
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2. Personal, or distinctly personal; relating to the divine hypostases, or substances. Bp. Pearson.
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3. (Med.) Depending upon, or due to, deposition or setting; as, hypostatic cognestion, cognestion due to setting of blood by gravitation.
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Hypostatic union (Theol.), the union of the divine with the human nature of Christ. Tillotson.
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