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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἐμπεδοκλῆς (Empedoklēs).

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