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capitalist

noun [C] uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪst/ us    /-t̬əl-/
someone who supports capitalismPolitics someone who has a large amount of money invested (= given hoping to get more back) in a businessWealthy people

capitalist

adjective uk   /ˈkæp.ɪ.təl.ɪst/ us    /-t̬əl-/ (also capitalistic)
C2 based on the system of capitalism: a capitalist economy/countrySystems of government
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