empiric

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em·pir·ic

noun \im-ˈpir-ik, em-\

Definition of EMPIRIC

1
:  charlatan 2
2
:  one who relies on practical experience

Origin of EMPIRIC

Latin empiricus, from Greek empeirikos doctor relying on experience alone, from empeiria experience, from em- 2en- + peiran to attempt — more at fear
First Known Use: 1562

em·pir·ic

noun \im-ˈpir-ik, em-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EMPIRIC

1
a : a member of an ancient sect of physicians who based their practice on experience alone disregarding all theoretical and philosophic considerations b : quack

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