[ em-ped-uh-kleez ]
/ ɛmˈpɛd əˌkliz /
c490–c430 b.c., Greek philosopher and statesman.
Example sentences from the Web for empedocles
Empedocles once described his dream of retribution for the last unutterable offence.Apologia Diffidentis |W. Compton Leith
Empedocles affirms, that heat and cold give the difference in the generation of males and females.
Physical science remains dialectical, and a physical experiment is as rare in the age of Lucretius as in that of Empedocles.
Empedocles, that the sea is the sweat of the earth heated by the sun.
Empedocles had believed in four ultimate and underived kinds of matter.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy |W. T. Stace
British Dictionary definitions for empedocles
/ (ɛmˈpɛdəˌkliːz) /
?490–430 bc, Greek philosopher and scientist, who held that the world is composed of four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, which are governed by the opposing forces of love and discord
Medical definitions for empedocles
[ ĕm-pĕd′ə-klēz′ ]
Greek philosopher who believed that all matter is composed of elemental particles of fire, water, earth, and air.