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Material (cf. Immaterial), 1) full of matter, sensible: “a m. fool,” As III, 3, 32.
2) important: “made his business more m.” Wint. I, 2, 216. “whose absence is no less m. to me than is his father's,” Mcb. III, 1, 136. “which is m. to the tender of our present,” Cymb. I, 6, 207.*
3) substantial, constituting and forming the matter or substance: “she that herself will sliver and disbranch from her m. sap,” Lr. IV, 2, 35 (a passage omitted in Ff. Theobald maternal).
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