Definition of hylozoism in English:

hylozoism

noun

Philosophy
  • The doctrine that all matter has life.

    • ‘I want you to be mindful of what is called hylozoism and reification in philosophy.’
    • ‘Both pantheism and hylozoism are true.’
    • ‘Esoteric astrology has its roots in the philosophy of hylozoism, which asserts that life and matter are inseparable.’
    • ‘Animism was the widespread expression of this stage, hylozoism one of its later, conceptual forms.’
    • ‘In contemporary philosophical language these would be the doctrines of hylozoism and animism.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from hylo- ‘matter’ + Greek zōē ‘life’.

Pronunciation

hylozoism

/ˌhīləˈzōizəm/