Empedoclean

adjective
Em·​ped·​o·​cle·​an | \ ə̇m¦pedə¦klēən, em-¦ \

Definition of Empedoclean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Empedoclean (Entry 2 of 2)

: one whose philosophy is Empedoclean

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History and Etymology for Empedoclean

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 7 Mar. 2021.

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