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One associated with: ecdysiast.
[From Latin -astēs, from Greek, n. suff. : -as-, stem of verbs in -azein + -tēs, agent n. suff.]
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Atlantic Standard Time.
var. of -ist after -i-: symposiast.
[< Greek -astēs]
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