What does vitalism mean?

vitalism in AZ Dictionary

(n) the idea or doctrine that life processes occur from or contain a nonmaterial essential concept and cannot be explained totally as actual and chemical phenomena.
(n) the doctrine that life involves some immaterial "vital force", and should not be explained scientifically
(n) The doctrine that most the functions of an income system are due to an unknown important concept distinct from all chemical and actual causes.

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