Empedoclean

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adjective

Em·​ped·​o·​cle·​an
ə̇m¦pedə¦klēən,
em-¦
: of, relating to, or befitting the philosopher Empedocles or his philosophy according to which change takes place through the uniting and dividing forces of love and hate upon the elements earth, air, fire, and water

Empedoclean

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noun

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plural -s
: one whose philosophy is Empedoclean

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Empedocles, 5th century b.c. Greek philosopher and statesman + English -an

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“Empedoclean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Empedoclean. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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