elementalism

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elemental (ˌɛlɪˈmɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  fundamental; basic; primal: the elemental needs of man
2.  motivated by or symbolic of primitive and powerful natural forces or passions: elemental rites of worship
3.  of or relating to earth, air, water, and fire considered as elements
4.  of or relating to atmospheric forces, esp wind, rain, and cold
5.  of, relating to, or denoting a chemical element
 
n
6.  rare a spirit or force that is said to appear in physical form
 
ele'mentally
 
adv
 
ele'mentalism
 
n

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