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materialist (n.)

1660s and after in various philosophical and theological senses, on model of French matérialiste, from material (n.) + -ist. Also see materialism.

updated on April 04, 2014

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Definitions of materialist from WordNet

materialist (n.)
someone with great regard for material possessions;
materialist (n.)
someone who thinks that nothing exists but physical matter;
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