(m*t"r*l*st), n. [Cf. F. matrialiste.] 1. One who denies the existence of spiritual substances or agents, and maintains that spiritual phenomena, so called, are the result of some peculiar organization of matter. A believer in philosophical materialism.
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2. One who holds to the existence of matter, as distinguished from the idealist, who denies it. Berkeley.
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(?), } a. Of or pertaining to materialism or materialists; of the nature of materialism.
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But to me his very spiritualism seemed more materialistic than his physics.
C. Kingsley.
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2. Primarily concerned with material objects and worldly activities, as contrasted with spiritual, moral or philosophical concerns; especially, concerned primarily with gaining money and the things that money can buy.


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