Vacuist Vac"u*ist, n. [Cf. F. vacuiste.] One who holds the doctrine that the space between the bodies of the universe, or the molecules and atoms of matter., is a vacuum; -- opposed to plenist. [1913 Webster]

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  • plenist — ˈplēnə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: Latin plenus full, complete + English ist : one who maintains that there are no vacuums in nature compare vacuist …   Useful english dictionary

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