Definition of pneumatist in English:

pneumatist

noun

historical
  • 1†(a) Philosophy. An advocate or adherent of an antimaterialistic theory of creation. Obsolete rare. (b) History of Science. An advocate or adherent of the pneumatic theory of physiology.

  • 2An advocate or practitioner of pneumatic medicine or chemistry.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Tenison (1636–1715), archbishop of Canterbury. From ancient Greek πνευματ-, πνεῦμα + -ist. Compare Hellenistic Greek οἱ Πνευματικοί.

Pronunciation

pneumatist

/ˈnjuːmətɪst/