Ma*te"ri*al*ism (?), n. [Cf. F. mat'erialisme.]
The doctrine of materialists; materialistic views and tenets.
The irregular fears of a future state had been supplanted by the materialism of Epicurus.
The tendency to give undue importance to material interests; devotion to the material nature and its wants.
Material substances in the aggregate; matter.
[R. & Obs.]
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