hylozoism

noun
hy·​lo·​zo·​ism | \ ˌhī-lə-ˈzō-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce hylozoism (audio) \

Definition of hylozoism

: a doctrine held especially by early Greek philosophers that all matter has life

Other Words from hylozoism

hylozoist \ ˌhī-​lə-​ˈzō-​ist How to pronounce hylozoist (audio) \ noun
hylozoistic \ ˌhī-​lə-​zō-​ˈi-​stik How to pronounce hylozoistic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hylozoism

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hylozoism

Greek hylē matter, literally, wood + zōos alive, living; akin to Greek zōē life — more at quick entry 1

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