vacuist

noun

vac·​u·​ist
-yəwə̇st
plural -s
: one who maintains that there are vacuums in nature
by 1660 learned men were lining up on two opposing sides, the vacuists and the plenistsAmerican Scientist
compare plenist

Word History

Etymology

New Latin vacuista, from Latin vacuum + -ista -ist

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“Vacuist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vacuist. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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