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materialist

noun [C] uk   /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.lɪst/ us    /-ˈtɪr.i-/

materialist noun [C] (MONEY)

C2 someone who believes that having money and possessions is the most important thing in life

materialist noun [C] (PHYSICAL)

specialized social science, religion someone who believes that only physical matter exists and the spiritual world does not

materialist

adjective uk   /məˈtɪə.ri.ə.lɪst/ us    /-ˈtɪr.i-/ specialized
relating to the belief that only physical matter exists
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