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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Empedocles Fifth century B.C. Greek philosopher who believed that all matter is composed of earth, air, fire and water, and that all change is caused by attraction and repulsion.

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  • proper n. A Greek philosopher who held that all matter was composed of earth, air, fire and water
  • proper n. A volcano off the southern coast of Sicily

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  • n. Greek philosopher who taught that all matter is composed of particles of fire and water and air and earth (fifth century BC)

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἐμπεδοκλῆς (Empedoklēs). (Wiktionary)

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