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Adamite

[ad-uh-mahyt] /ˈæd əˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a descendant of Adam; human being.
2.
a nudist.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; Adam + -ite1
Related forms
Adamitic
[ad-uh-mit-ik] /ˌæd əˈmɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Adamitical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Adamite

Adamite

/ˈædəˌmaɪt/
noun
1.
a human being
2.
a nudist, esp a member of an early Christian sect who sought to imitate Adam
Derived Forms
Adamitic (ˌædəˈmɪtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Adamite
n.

"human being, descendant of Adam" the Biblical first man, 1630s, from Adam + -ite (1). Used from 1620s of sects or groups that practice nudism, in reference to the state of Adam before the Fall.

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