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Vacuist

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Vácuist. n.s. [from vacuum.] A philosopher that holds a vacuum: opposed to a plenist.

Those spaces, which the vacuists would have to be empty, because they are manifestly devoid of air, the plenists do not prove replenished with subtle matter. Boyle.

Sources: Boyle, Robert (84)

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