empiric

noun em·pir·ic \ im-ˈpir-ik , em- \

Definition of empiric

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

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Origin and Etymology of empiric

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


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empiric

noun em·pir·ic \ im-ˈpir-ik, em- \

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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