of or relating to the theories of T. R. , which state that population tends to increase faster, at a geometrical ratio, than the means of subsistence, which increases at an arithmetical ratio, and that this will result in an inadequate supply of the goods supporting life unless war, famine, or disease reduces the population or the increase of population is checked.
a follower of .
of or relating to the theory of Malthus stating that increases in population tend to exceed increases in the means of subsistence and that therefore sexual restraint should be exercised
a supporter of this theory
1812, from the teachings of English economist Thomas R. Malthus (1766-1835), especially with regard to population increase. As an adjective by 1818. Related: Malthusianism.
preventing, curing, or palliating the symptoms of mania. Pharmacology. a pharmacological substance used to treat mania, as lithium.
productive activity, especially for the sake of economic gain. the body of persons engaged in such activity, especially those working for wages. this body of persons considered as a class (distinguished from and ). physical or mental work, especially of a hard or fatiguing kind; toil. a job or task done or to be done. […]
preoccupation with or emphasis on objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values. the philosophical theory that regards matter and its motions as constituting the universe, and all phenomena, including those of mind, as due to agencies. Contemporary Examples With all economic indicators looking positively Grinchy at […]
the use or application of medicine. a medicinal substance; medicament. Contemporary Examples The first time, there were insects in our house, and a medication to remove the insects. Meryl Streep Tells Zarcquona’s Story September 15, 2011 A pharmacist told her the medication was for women—and her identification still listed her as a male. Obamacare Now […]